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News Quiz: Test your postal knowledge

How much do you know about the Postal Service’s newly approved mission statement?

“News Quiz” is a weekly feature that lets you test your knowledge of recent Link stories. The correct answers appear at the end.

1. True or false: Congress recently adopted a Postal Service mission statement that describes the organization’s history, its duties and its status as an essential part of the federal government.

a) True
b) False

2. Fill in the blank: The Postal Service recorded a net loss of (blank) during fiscal year 2020’s second quarter (Jan. 1-March 31).

a) $4.5 billion
b) $17.8 billion
c) $22.3 billion
d) None of the above

3. Which publication did USPS recently mail to employees’ homes?

a) National Update: Special COVID-19 Edition
b) The United States Postal Service: An American History
c) All of the above
d) None of the above

4. Which application allows customers to go online to schedule first-time passport application appointments at participating Post Offices?

a) Informed Delivery
b) Informed Visibility
c) Postal Communicator’s Toolbox
d) Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler

5. Which option allows businesses to use Priority Mail Express or Priority Mail to temporarily forward mail in bulk to a new domestic business address?

a) Hold Mail
b) Informed Delivery
c) Premium Forwarding Service Commercial
d) Premium Forwarding Service Residential

Answers: 1) b. The mission statement was adopted by the USPS Board of Governors. 2) a. 3) a. 4) d. 5) c.