Do You Know The Post Office?

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We count on the Post Office every day but do you know its history?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was the Post office created in the US?
    • A. 

      1812

    • B. 

      1775

    • C. 

      1863

    • D. 

      1787

  • 2. 
    What color(s) were the first postal drop boxes?
    • A. 

      Aluminum

    • B. 

      Red and green

    • C. 

      Black

    • D. 

      Brown

    • E. 

      Blue and white

  • 3. 
    In 2008, how many pieces of mail were handled through the Post Office
    • A. 

      300 billion

    • B. 

      202 billion

    • C. 

      275 billion

    • D. 

      Over 500 billion

  • 4. 
    When was the first stamps issued in the US
    • A. 

      1812

    • B. 

      1847

    • C. 

      1859

    • D. 

      1901

    • E. 

      1790

  • 5. 
    When were zip codes introduced?
    • A. 

      1952

    • B. 

      1963

    • C. 

      1971

    • D. 

      1979

  • 6. 
    When was the United States Postal Service established as an independent entity of the government?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1971

    • C. 

      1982

    • D. 

      1968

  • 7. 
    When did the government stop giving the Post Office money?
    • A. 

      1991

    • B. 

      1999

    • C. 

      1982

    • D. 

      1976

  • 8. 
    Who has been the most used figure on the postage stamp?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      John Kennedy

    • D. 

      George Washington

    • E. 

      Martin Luther King

  • 9. 
    When were self adesive stamps introduced nationwide?
    • A. 

      1976

    • B. 

      1992

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      1984

  • 10. 
    In the early 1900's the offical color of post office drop boxes was olive green. Why?
    • A. 

      It was created so that the post office logo would stand out more

    • B. 

      A shortage of pigments made this color the cheapest

    • C. 

      The military used that color so the paint was readily available

    • D. 

      The color was creaed in 1928 during the depression by combining available paints and it stuck.

  • 11. 
    What percentage of the currnet postal carriers is women?
  • 12. 
    What were the amounts of the first stamps?
    • A. 

      1,2,5,10

    • B. 

      1.2.5

    • C. 

      1.2.10

    • D. 

      5,10

  • 13. 
    True or false. the Pony Express was part of the postal Service
  • 14. 
    True or false. In the beginning, private companies were involved in delivering the mail for the government