Could You Pass a Postal Service Exam?

By: Todd Betzold
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About This Quiz

Back in the day, didn't it seem like the year 2019 was so far into the future? Like, we would be driving flying cars and have robots serving our every need. While we don't have that yet, we do have some pretty good technology. Unless you are living under a rock, you probably have an email account. That electronic mail is a quick way to get in touch with people and communicate with them. However, it doesn't stop the need for the United States Post Office.

The USPS is still doing its thing, which happens to be losing money every year and raising the price of our stamps! So, who wouldn't want in on that? Despite the money losses, the USPS pays pretty decent for their workers. The only problem: You have to pass this postal service exam in order to have a chance of getting hired in.

You may think that delivering the mail would be an easy gig, but it's not. There are addresses to check, proper forms to fill out and all of this while they are testing your speed, accuracy and memory! It's a pass or fail exam, so no pressure! Are you up for the challenge? Make your way through all of these questions and see if you can join the USPS team!

Is the address correct or are there errors? Correct Address: 3216 Pheasant Road, Belle Isle, MI 48201. Address To Check: 3126 Pheasant Road, Belle Isle, MI 48201.

Sometimes it can be one simple error, but that would result in a letter being delivered to the wrong person. The correct address is "3216" and the address to be checked is "3126," so an error was made.

What is the correct delivery route for this address: 12564 Washington Blvd?

The address given is 12564 Washington Blvd. That fits into the range of 12000 - 12999 Washington Blvd, so Route C would be the right answer.

Which of the following is an acceptable form of identification when applying for a P.O. box?

You need two forms of identification when applying for a P.O. box. One must contain a photo, and a birth certificate and Social Security card are unacceptable.

Besides carrying the mail, what other purpose does the satchel come in handy for for a postal worker?

The satchel is used for carrying the mail, but postal workers are also taught that it can be used as the first line of defense when it comes to aggressive dogs. Putting that between the dog and yourself could help save you from some dog bites.

The correct delivery route for 123 5th Street would be what?

The address given is 123 5th Street. The routes listed include 4th Street, but not 5th Street. Because of that, Route D would be the correct answer.

Is the address correct or are there errors? Correct Address: 3095 W Main Blvd STE 183, Las Vegas, NV 89102-9997. Address To Check: 3095 E Main Blvd STE 183, Las Vegas, NV 89102-9997.

This address was changed from W Main Blvd to E Main Blvd. It may seem tiny, but in some cities, that could put you in a whole different part of town.

What delivery route would be correct for 11222 Washington Blvd?

The address given is 11222 Washington Blvd. Route A includes the range of 11000 - 11999 Washington Blvd, so Route A would be the correct route for this address.

When starting at the post office, what is one thing issued to mail carriers?

You never know what might happen while out on the streets, so mail carriers are issued pepper spray. This can be used to use on an attacker or even dogs trying to attack them.

What is the correct delivery route for this address: 6600 Bangor Rd?

The address given is 6600 Bangor Rd. This road is mentioned in the different routes, but the range goes from 6400 - 6599. 6600 would fall outside that range, which means Route D is the answer.

Is the address correct or are there errors? Correct Address: 4481 Nashville Pkwy, Shelbyville, TN 46616. Address To Check: 4481 Nashville Pkwy, Shelbyville, TN 46616.

Even if the spelling of the cities seems off to you, that does not mean there is an error. This one is correct all the way around.

They say neither snow nor rain will stop them from delivering your mail, but what is something that could stop them from delivering it?

If the mail carrier can't safely make it to the mailbox, then they are allowed to keep it and bring it back at another time. This might include unsafe steps to the mailbox, like icy conditions or a dog barking and blocking the mailbox.

The age requirement for a Postal Inspector is what?

To become eligible for a Postal Inspector, the person must be an American citizen between the ages of 21 and 36.5. They also can't have a criminal record and must have a valid driver's license.

What delivery route would be correct for 12000 Washington St?

The address given is 12000 Washington St. This is very similar to the 12000 Washington Blvd in Route C, but they are different roads. That would mean Route D is the correct answer.

Are there errors in the address or was it written correctly? Correct Address: 2290 E Beltline Rd SW, Edgewood, MD 33241-9807. Address To Check: 2290 E Baseline Rd SW, Edgewood, MD 33241-9807.

The roads do sound very similar with this question. However, it was changed from Beltline Rd to Baseline Rd, so an error.

Approximately how many workers does the Post Office employ?

As of 2017, the Post Office employed 644,124 people. That number may be shrinking, as cuts have been made to help with overspending.

Are there errors or is the address correct? Correct Address: 51708 Kenai Spur Hwy STE B, Nikiski, AK 99635-9800. Address To Check: 51708 Kenai Spur Hwy STE B, Nikiski, AK 99635-9800.

This one has some words and spellings which seem wrong. However, it's meant to throw you off and think something is wrong, yet everything is correct.

The correct delivery route for 11834 Washington Blvd would be what?

The address given is 11834 Washington Blvd. That fits into the range of 11000 - 11999 Washington Blvd, which is listed in Route A.

How many pieces of mail does the Post Office deliver daily?

Each day, the Post Office reports that there are 493.4 million pieces of mail are processed and delivered. If you work that out, that means they are handling and processing 20.6 million pieces of mail every hour!

What delivery route would be correct for 6413 Bangkok Rd?

The address given is 6413 Bangkok Rd. It may be spelled like Bangor Rd, but it's not the same and Bangkok Rd is not listed. That means Route D would be correct.

Did they make any errors on this address? Correct Address: 5800 Lockheed Ct, Tulsa, OK 74008-0098. Address To Check: 5800 Lockhead Ct, Tulsa, OK 74009-0098.

Both sections have errors for this question. The street was changed from Lockheed to Lockhead. Also, the ZIP Code was changed from 74008 to 74009.

How much tax money does the Post Office receive annually?

The Post Office actually receives zero tax dollars to help with operating expenses. This money is relied upon from the sale of postage stamps, products and services.

Did they get the address correct on this one or no? Correct Address: 5303 Merry Elm Lake Drive, Chandler, AZ 85224-1816. Address To Check: 5303 Merry Elk Lake Drive, Chandler, AZ 85234-1816.

In the address, it was changed from Elm to Elk. In the ZIP Code, it changed from 85224 to 85234.

When filling out a delivery form, box #7 requires a ZIP + 4. What would be a proper entry for this box?

ZIP + 4 is the long-form of a ZIP Code. So, 32145-9873 is the correct answer.

What delivery route would be correct for 7899 Lincoln St?

The range for Route C is 7000 - 8999 Lincoln St. The address is 7899 Lincoln St. so it would be Route C.

On average, how many address changes does the Post Office process daily?

The Post Office states that it processes 121,452 address changes daily. That means over 44 million requests a year, so a lot of people are moving or changing mail delivery options.

What is the correct delivery route for this address: 30 First Ave?

30 First Ave sits just outside the range for Route A, and there is no other mention of First Ave on the list. That means the correct answer is Route D.

Do you see any errors in the address or is it correct? Correct Address: 1501 Interlane Ave NW, Memphis, TN 38103-9908. Address To Check: 1501 Interlace Ave NW, Memphis, TN 38103-9908.

The street is on Interlane Ave NW in the original address. The street is on Interlace Ave NW in the address to check, so the address is wrong.

How many federal laws are in place to protect the sanctity of the U.S. mail?

These federal laws are in place to protect the U.S. mail. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country, is in charge of enforcing these laws.

Did they get the address correct on this one or no? Correct Address: 200 Holly Ave, Lansing, MI 44678-0923. Address To Check: 200 Holly Ave, Lansing, MI 44678-0923.

Both of the addresses are the same on this one. That means no errors is the correct answer.

What delivery route would be correct for 349 7th Street?

The range for Route B is 300 - 399 7th Street. That means 349 7th Street fits into that range and Route B is the right answer.

What is the cost of a First Class Mail letter stamp?

Beginning Jan. 27, 2019, the cost of First Class Mail Letter postage went to $0.55. At the time, it was the biggest percent increase in USPS history.

What is the correct delivery route for this address: 700 Dwight Ave?

Route C has a range of 600 - 799 Dwight Ave. That means 700 Dwight Ave fits into that range, so Route C is the answer.

Did they make any errors on this address? Correct Address: 3200 Franks Rd Apt 12, Chicago, IL 60007-1125. Address To Check: 3200 Frank Rd Apt 12, Chicago, IL 60007-1125.

One "s" has thrown this address off. The address switched from Franks to Frank Rd, so an error.

Can the Post Office require you to get a P.O. box and pick up your own mail?

If there is a consistent danger to the mail carrier, the Post Office can require residents to get a P.O. box and pick up the mail yourself. The Post Office isn't going to put its carriers in danger.

What delivery route would be correct for 400 Dwight Ave?

The range for Route A is 400 - 599 Dwight Ave, so 400 Dwight Ave fits right into it.

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