Sample Multiple-Choice Questions
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Delivering the Mail
Many people think that the pony express was the earliest mail delivery service, butstagecoaches carried the mail first. The pony express carried only light mail (shortmessages and letters). This delivery system lasted only two years because telegraphlines were built and short messages no longer had to be carried as mail. However,stagecoaches continued to carry heavier mail because they still had passengers to keeptheir business alive. Later, railroads were built and trains took over the job of carryingthe mail. Even mail delivery by railroad was replaced in part by the airplane.
What is the main idea of this passage?
The pony express delivered the mail for two years.
The airplane is the best way to deliver the mail today.
The railroads took over the job of delivering mail.
The way mail is delivered has changed over time.
Which of the following carried the mail FIRST?