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The cover of “Mr. ZIP’s Windy Day” children’s book
Do you know how much revenue USPS generates from licensed products like the recent “Mr. ZIP’s Windy Day” children’s book?

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

1. Fill in the blank: The Postal Service’s revenue from licensing intellectual property such as its Mr. ZIP character has grown almost (blank) during the past seven years.

a) 5 percent

b) 50 percent

c) 500 percent

d) None of the above

2. True or false: Under the Delivering for America plan, USPS is taking steps to enhance environmental sustainability throughout its network and day-to-day operations.

a) True

b) False

3. Which of the following is not a feature of next-generation delivery vehicles?

a) Airbags

b) Automatic emergency braking

c) Collision avoidance system

d) Ejection seats

4. Approximately how many digital mail and package images does the USPS Remote Encoding Center in Salt Lake City receive every day?

a) 2,300

b) 23,000

c) 230,000

d) 2.3 million

5. Match the employee in Column A with his or her notable activity in Column B.

Column A

a) Jeanette Perry, Melville, NY, mail handler

b) Chris Royall, Wilkesboro, NC, letter carrier

c) Erin Sherwood, Sycamore, OH, retail associate

d) Lejuana Tennyson, Smithville, OK, postmaster

Column B

I) Celebrated a new stamp featuring a relative, Constance Baker Motley

II) Designed a pictorial postmark to commemorate the total solar eclipse

III) Encouraged customers to complete postal-themed puzzles

IV) Named man of the year by a business customer

Answers: 1) c. 2) a. 3) d. 4) d. 5) a. I., b. IV., c. II., d. III.