Ace the Postal Exam

How to prepare for the Postal Exam and Get hired with the

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

1st Edition 2009

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Disclaimer: The publisher is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) or any government agency. This book has been designed to assist individuals to better understand the hiring process for the USPS and to better prepare for the Postal Battery Exam (Exam 473). The Publisher does not guarantee a passing score on the exam nor can we control when or where the USPS offers the exam or when jobs will be available in your area. Passing the Postal Battery Exam is required to be placed on the list of qualified candidates for a position. The USPS offers study materials free of charge at www.USPS.com. Publication 60-A is the orientation guide for Exam 473. This publication is not from the library of the USPS. The publisher of this book is not responsible for any changes that may have been made to the Postal Battery Exam during or after the printing of the book. USPS is a registered trademark of the United States Post Office.

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First-Step Quizzes and Practice Tests . . . . . . . . . Section 4-B Address Checking Quiz and Practice Tests . . . . . . . . . . After the Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating Your eCareer Profile . . Preparing for the Proctored Exam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section 1 Section 2 United States Postal Service Employment: An Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Section 5 Interviewing Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . .Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview of the USPS Assessment Process . . . . . . . Parts A. . . . . . . Part D . . . . . . . . . . . . The Assessment Process . . The Application Process . . . . . . . . . . . . and C . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section 4-A Personality & Experience Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 11 17 18 30 37 37 39 41 58 61 62 85 115 Section 3 Section 4 Section 4-D Coding and Memory Quiz & Practice Tests . . . . . . . . . 183 189 190 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section 4-C Forms Completion Practice Tests . Preparing for the Online Assessment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Searching/Applying for Jobs . . . . . .

they require: • • • • • • eProfiles e-mail correspondence internal online job boards applications.INTRODUCTION We want you to pass – no. 2. paid training. Postal Service has traditionally been considered superstable and recession-proof. That means your pay rate continues to go up the longer you stay on. 5 . we want you to get started right away with a new career and a new life. vacation time and overtime pay. but very few understand how to begin a very specific electronic hiring process. there are two major obstacles that stand between you and your goal: 1. retirement income. don't forget the incredible benefits: health insurance for you and your family. ACE the post office exam and get your dream job! No. Now add that to the fact that you get scheduled cost-of-living raises. Finally.000 a year plus benefits. However. Navigating the Human Resources Department for a huge. In this economy we all need all the help we can get. How many jobs can start you off anywhere near that range without a college degree or two? Also. Even more interested? We knew you would be. a job with the U. That’s why we created this simple. step-by-step guide to landing a job that can start you off with $38. government-funded corporation.S. Most job seekers understand how to respond to help-wanted ads in the local newspaper and many even have sent information to online job boards. Don't despair! We're here to help make this easy. supervised testing oral testing face-to-face interviews Knowing what to do and when can seem daunting or even downright discouraging. The USPS doesn't just have online applications. really. and Passing the required Postal Battery Exam.

Which brings me to the point of this introduction: You now have in your hands the right tools to overcome the initial obstacles to get the Postal job you want and hopefully a whole new life! 6 . unlike many career tests.and this is important . you still have that test to deal with. There is a reason it's an entrance exam . On the other hand.. Your test is actually graded and subsequently ranked according to score. It's supposed to be hard. Yes. more experienced and who have a better education.it's meant to weed out unqualified candidates. But . this is not just pass or fail. you are required to pass this to even get an interview.But first let's discuss the other hurdle: the Postal Battery Exam (Exam 473). possibly jumping ahead of people who are older. don't expect to get a follow-up call. meaning. So it makes sense that you should do whatever it takes to score between 90 and 100% on the Battery Exam. if that's your score.. like real estate or insurance. we designed this guide to help. That's OK. On one hand that means you get a chance to level the playing field in a very competitive environment. There are four parts to the test: • • • • Address Checking Forms Completion Coding and Memory Inventory of Experiences and Characteristics You might not even know what some of those sections mean right now. which is the best that anyone can hope for. Again. no passing grade means no new job and no new career. If you get a high score. Why? Well. you move to the front of the line. The USPS usually hires people who score in that range. So while a 70% is passing. That means you are competing with all the other people who are looking to get hired.just passing still won't get you the job you want.

AcethePostalExam. Sincerely. With that goal in mind we designed this guide with the following: Easy. • • • • We have striven to make this the best. straight-to-the-point prep guide offered that is a real value for you. but on your new career at the United States Postal Service.com 7 . old-fashioned practice tests to help increase knowledge and confidence on test day. everyday English. avoiding jargon Insider tips and techniques including secret exam-busting strategies Plenty of good. step-by-step instructions throughout the process Plain.The goal of this guide is to be an invaluable resource to show you how to take the right steps and to gain the knowledge you need in the hiring process. We wish you luck not only on your exam.

Consequently. economists are not sure if the end is anywhere in sight. In order to deliver millions of pieces of mail each week. the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the United States had been in a recession since December of 2007. you will need to focus on finding work that will continue even when consumers are without disposable income to spend.S. after the United States Department of Defense and Wal-Mart. detailed information is provided only for Test 473 for Major Entry Level Jobs. Section Section Section Section Section 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: USPS Employment – An Overview The Application Process The Assessment Process First-Step Quizzes and Practice Tests Interviewing Strategies Please note that this guide has been created specifically for individuals who are interested in applying for entry-level positions with the USPS. federal government. Today. 8 . In tough economic times. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent agency of the U. the USPS employs over 765. The USPS is the third largest employer in the United States. This ACE THE POSTAL EXAM guide is designed to assist you in finding employment with the USPS and provides the following information and guidance. If you are interested in trying to “recession proof” your career. it’s essential to have a career in an industry that’s stable and that continues to be needed in spite of fluctuations in the economy.SECTION 1 USPS EMPLOYMENT OVERVIEW INTRODUCTION In December of 2008. and may be able to provide you with exactly the type of recession-proof career you are looking for.000 full time career employees. This guide does not provide information on scheduling and preparing for exams other than Test 473.

4. Minimum Requirements The following is a list of minimum requirements to be eligible for employment with the United States Postal Service (USPS): 1. 5. Sales. Services. 2. More information on this in Section 2. Mail Processor/Mail Processing Clerk . You must be able to read and write English. unloads and moves bulk mail and sacks. 9 . The Application Process. You must indicate prior military service. Mail Handler . Periods of unemployment are included in this section.loads. 7.provide direct sales and customer support service in a retail environment and also distribute mail. and Distribution Associates and Workers . job requires working outdoors in all kinds of weather. 3.delivers and collects mail on foot or by vehicle. You must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident alien with a green card. if any. applicants must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record. You must be 18 years of age or older. *Exception: Applicant may be 16 or older if he or she has obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent. Male applicants born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service System. You must provide employment history of all previous employers for the 7 year period prior to the application date. For jobs which require driving. such as a GED.monitors performance of automated mail processing equipment or performs manual sorting of mail. 6.Major Entry-Level Positions The Major Entry-Level Jobs for the USPS are: • • • • City Carrier .

The test is composed of 4 parts: Test Section # of Questions Minutes Allowed You Will . B. and C) are administered at testing facilities. also known as the 473 Battery Exam. . is the test used by the USPS to fill the majority of full time career positions. urinalysis drug screens. Demonstrate you have the ability to read and complete forms correctly. and then assign routes to addresses. TEST 473 Test 473 for Major Entry-Level Jobs. More information on preparing for Test 473 is provided in Section 3 of this guide. . including those listed above. Part D is now administered online when you first apply for a job vacancy. and possibly certain medical assessments. Use a guide to assign routes to addresses. The other Parts of Test 473 (Parts A. 10 Part D Inventory of Personal Characteristics and Experiences 236 90 Answer questions about your personal job-related experiences and characteristics. . Part A Address Checking 60 11 Compare 2 columns of addresses and determine if they are identical or not. Section 2Part C Section 1Part C Part B Forms Completion 30 15 Coding 36 6 Memory 36 7 Memorize assigned codes for address ranges.Please note that eligible employees will also be required to submit to criminal background checks.

Note: Test 473 is referred to as Test 473-C when it is administered to applicants applying specifically for the City Carrier position. It is the same test as Test 473. it simply goes by a different name. 11 .

which provides excellent coverage and flexibility with most of the cost paid by the Postal Service. or 40 hours within a workweek. making health insurance even more affordable. custodians. Sunday premium is paid at 25 percent for work scheduled on Sunday.com. Employee premium contributions are not subject to most taxes. certain mechanics. firemen.Other tests are administered to fill certain other positions. including both traditional insurance coverage and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). The USPS website. Exam 932: Electronic Technician Exam Exam 933: Exam for a variety of maintenance positions • • Compensation and Benefits The USPS offers its employees highly competitive compensation and benefits packages. most Postal Service employees also receive regular salary increases. night shift differential. www.USPS. and stationary engineers. carpenters. Salaries are graded. which provides a defined benefit annuity at normal retirement age as well as disability coverage. There are many plans available. plumbers. 12 . welders. gives the following information regarding their compensation plan: Compensation In addition to highly competitive basic pay rates. Retirement The Postal Service participates in the federal retirement program. Benefits offered include health care coverage and life insurance. The other exams offered by the USPS are: • • • • • Exam 91: Motor Vehicle Operator Exam Exam 460: Rural Carrier Associate Exam 710: Clerical Abilities Exam Exam 714: Data Conversion Operator Exam Exam 931: Exam for such positions as maintenance specialists and technicians. Health Insurance The Postal Service participates in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. machinists. painters. overtime pay. and are determined by the length of time you have been employed and the number of hours per week that you work. masons. Overtime is paid at one and onehalf times the applicable hourly rate for work in excess of 8 hours per day. Night shift differential is paid at a specified dollar rate for all hours worked between 6pm and 6am. as well as vacation time and sick leave. and Sunday premium pay. electricians.

time employees earn 13 days of sick leave per year as insurance against loss of income due to illness or accident. Holidays The Postal Service observes 10 holidays each year. and may receive automatic and matching contributions (up to 5 percent of pay). full-time employees earn 13 days of annual leave per year. Leave The Postal Service offers a generous leave program to career employees that includes annual (vacation) leave and sick leave.usps. For the first 3 years of service. In addition. which is similar to 401(k) retirement savings plans offered by private sector employers.Thrift Savings Plan Career postal employees may contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). full.com/employment/compbenefits. and to 26 days per year after 15 years of service. Social Security and Medicare Newly hired postal employees are covered under Social Security and Medicare. The cost of basic coverage is fully paid by the Postal Service.htm?from=employment&page=leftnav_corpbenefits 13 . after a waiting period. Employees contribute to TSP on a tax-deferred basis. Life Insurance The Postal Service offers coverage through the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program. *Quoted from http://www. increasing to 20 days per year after 3 years of service. Flexible Spending Accounts Career employees may participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program after one year of service. Tax-free FSA contributions can be used to cover most out-of-pocket health care and dependent care (day care) expenses. with the option to purchase additional coverage through payroll deduction. from the Postal Service.

74 $24.021 $52.750 $49.00 $1.928 $51.89 $2028. Keep in mind the Postal Service pays extra compensation for overtime and night shift work.916.96 $1.47 $36.1861 $25.958.96 $1.106 $48.9615 $24.42 $35.There are several pay scales. This wage schedule does not take into consideration cost-of-living raises on top of base salary based upon Consumer Price Index.30 $1.972.30 $1.889.1370 $24.94 $36.77 $29.24 $1.52 $37.166 $44.4846 $24.875.16 $35.69 $32.5029 $22.1663 $23.25 $35.7913 $21.73 $36.85 $1.7889 $23.25 $33.930.720.36 $23.748 $19.11 $1.58 $22.8346 $25.116 $49.10 $25.38 $24.726 $46.99 $37.903.773.205 $50.583.4375 $23.28 $25.68 $35.6606 $24.3596 $1.83 $26.05 $24.481 $49. Step Waiting Period to next step (in weeks) Yearly Hourly Bi-Weekly Regular Overtime Hourly rate for Part-Time Flexibles A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O 96 96 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 34 34 26 26 24 -- $41.78 $38.569 $50.21 $36.81 $2014.0101 $25.840 $50.77 $2000.92 $1.3120 $24.77 $1.294 $51.944.01 $26.56 $24.65 $25.04 $20.986.387 $52.92 $25.37 14 .656 $52.19 $26.6135 $23.08 $1.25 $37. The following table is an example wage schedule for a mail carrier.46 $25.

If you meet the USPS minimum requirements and would like to be considered for employment. as all applications must be completed online using the USPS’ eCareer application system.com. If you do not own a home computer. To begin your session. The USPS Website The USPS website can be accessed 24 hours a day.com/employment and note the information outlined in red on the right of your screen.e-mailaddresses.usps. school. and then wait to see what jobs might become available. Previously. log on to the main page of the online application system at www. 15 .SECTION 2 THE APPLICATION PROCESS In 2008. you will need to use a computer with internet access and have a valid e-mail address. and applicants are tested for specific job openings only. you may use one at a public library. For a list of providers offering free e-mail accounts. 7 days a week. the USPS implemented major changes to its recruiting and hiring program. individuals would first take the required test. Post Office job announcements are now posted on-line. go to www. or state unemployment office at no charge.

Create Your eCareer Profile
Proceed to Step 3, Create Your eCareer Profile. You should set aside 15-25 minutes to complete your profile, and should be aware that your session will end after thirty minutes. Although it is possible to search for available jobs on the website without having completed your eCareer Profile, it is best to complete your profile first. That way, when you search available jobs and find a job opening that you are interested in, you will be ready to apply. The first thing you will be asked to do on Step 3 is to create an account by selecting a unique USERNAME and PASSWORD. Pay special attention to the instructions given as to what characters to include and how many characters: Your USERNAME should be at least 6 characters long (ex. Johnsmith), and your password should at least 8 characters long, with at least one uppercase character and one numeral (ex. Bob1977). If you are timed out after thirty minutes as indicated earlier, you can log back in with your USERNAME and PASSWORD. (See Step 4, Login Now, on the main page of the online application system).

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Write down your chosen USERNAME and PASSWORD and keep them stored in a safe place. With your own personal USERNAME and PASSWORD, you will be able to log on to the USPS website using any computer with internet access.

If, for some reason, you forget your USER NAME and PASSWORD, the website allows you to retrieve them. Simply click on the Retrieve Forgotten Password link, also found in Step 4 on the main page of the online application system; enter the e-mail address that you gave when you first registered, and click the yellow box marked Request Password. The USPS will e-mail you your USERNAME and a new password. You should change your password to something easy for you to remember, then write it down and keep it somewhere safe. Be aware that the next several sections make use of a tool known as the “drop down box.” In order for you to see a complete list of your answer choices with a drop down box, simply click on the upside down triangle on the right hand side of the box. A list will be displayed, or “dropped down,” from which you may select your answer.

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Personal Data
Once you have created an account, the next screen that appears requires you to input personal data, such as your name, address, birthplace, e-mail address, and phone number. Be sure to provide accurate information in this section in order for the USPS to be able to contact you regarding employment.

Work Experience
After inputting your personal information, click on the yellow box marked “Work Experience” at the bottom of the screen in order to proceed. This next section asks you to input information regarding your work experience. After answering two brief yes or no questions, you will input your work history of the previous 7 years, including volunteer work, starting with your current position. Simply click the yellow “Add” box near the bottom of the screen and follow the instructions in order to add the name of your current employer and input the required data regarding your employment.

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19 .” Unless your employer is the USPS or Federal Government. state.For your current employer entry only. Drop down boxes are also provided in this employment history section for country.” Other required data in this work experience section includes such specifics as your supervisor’s name and the amount of your salary. and functional area. you should check the box marked “Current Employer. Please note that a drop down box is provided in this section for “Government Employment Type. you would choose “N/A” from the drop down list. reason for leaving.

For these periods. be sure to enter in mm/dd/yyyy format. You should therefore be sure to include any periods of unemployment. You may not be able to provide all of the necessary information regarding former employers. you would input 01/02/2002. for example. Repeat this procedure as many times as necessary in order to complete your 7 year employment history. following the same procedure as before. you would simply type “unemployed” in the 20 .For the dates you will be providing in this section. you may simply enter “unknown” in the box provided. if you want to enter the date of January 2. click on the save button at the bottom of the screen. If you are unable to provide a previous employer’s phone number. Then click the yellow Add box again in order to add the name and information of another employer. For example. 2002. Please note that the USPS expects your 7 year employment history to be a CONTINUOUS time period. After you have completed the entry for your current employer.

Simply click on it at any time you wish to go back to a previous screen in order to review or edit your profile. click on the yellow box marked “Education/ Training” at the bottom of the screen in order to proceed. Education/Training After inputting your work experience. 21 . simply click the yellow “Add” box and follow the instructions to input information regarding any education or training you may have had. Finally. you will see a yellow “Back” box at the bottom of the screen.box marked “company name” and then provide the dates during which you were unemployed. This next section asks you to input information regarding your education and training. This box appears at the bottom of each page of your eCareer profile. As with the Work Experience section.

you would input 01/2002 as your Start Date. Sample topics covered include whether are not you are a United States citizen and whether any of your blood or marital relatives are currently employed by the USPS. education type. This section asks you several simple yes or no questions regarding your general eligibility for employment with the USPS. After you have completed your first entry in this Section. click on the yellow box marked “General Eligibility” at the bottom of the screen in order to proceed. General Eligibility After inputting your education and training.Drop down boxes are provided in this section for your country. state. if you attended an educational institution beginning in January of 2002. education level. click on the save button at the bottom of the screen. 22 . Repeat this procedure as many times as necessary in order to complete the Education/Training Section of your eCareer Profile. For example. and field of education. Dates in this section should be in mm/yyyy format.

question 4b will ask if you are registered with the Selective Service System.sss. and click on “Check a Registration.gov .If you are a male born after December 31. If you need to find out your Selective Service number. and if so. 23 . to enter your Selective Service number.” Input your information and follow the instruction to retrieve your Selective Service number. go to the Selective Service System website at www. 1959.

24 . ALL applicants are required to answer the yes/no questions in this section.Veterans’ Preference After answering the questions in the General Eligibility section. you will need to provide details. If you were ever discharged from the armed forces under conditions other than honorable. whether or not they have ever served in the United States Armed Forces. click on the yellow box marked “Veterans’ Preference” at the bottom of the screen in order to proceed.

A drop down box is provided for you to choose your specific claim type. and the mother of a veteran who died in service or who is permanently and totally disabled. it will bring you to another screen which will allow you to upload a copy of your DD214 directly. one marked “Terms of Service. At the bottom of the screen there is a blue box with two tabs in the top left corner. it will bring you to another screen where you can click on the SF15. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.archives. 25 . one marked “Terms of Service. A 10-point preference will also be given to the following people: the spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a service-related disability.” and the other marked “Supporting Docs” When you click on the “Terms of Service” tab.html Ten Point Preference • Ten points will be added to the basic rating of a disabled veteran or veteran who has received a Purple Heart award if he or she earns a passing grade on the postal exam. Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference link in order to complete the required form and submit it online.” When you click on the “Supporting Docs” tab. you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214. the unmarried widow of certain deceased veterans. You will also need to upload electronic copies of the supporting documents requested for this section.” and the other marked “Supporting Docs. (Example: spouse of living veteran who is totally disabled). *Veterans with a 10-point preference are placed at the top of the USPS hiring list (“register”) in order of their scores – ahead of all of the other eligible candidates. For information on obtaining a copy of your form DD 214.The remainder of this section is important for individuals interested in claiming “Veterans’ Preference.” Veterans are given preference for employment with the USPS under certain conditions: Five Point Preference • Five points will be added to any veteran’s rating if he or she earns a passing grade on the postal exam. you will be able to input data from your DD214. When you click on the “Supporting Docs” tab. go to http:// www. At the bottom of the screen there is a blue box with two tabs in the top left corner.gov/veterans/military-service-records/dd-214. In order to claim this 5-point preference.

If you took a USPS entrance examination BEFORE the online application was available. click on the yellow box at the bottom of the page marked “Assessments” in order to proceed.Attachments After you have completed the Veterans’ Preference section. AND you have an active eligible exam score. click on the yellow box at the bottom of the page marked “Attachments” in order to proceed. then you would have 26 . Assessments After viewing the Attachments page. once you have found an actual position to apply for and are ready to apply. This page asks you to upload specific documents (“attachments”) for certain jobs. This section asks one simple yes or no question regarding whether or not you have an Exam History Code. You will complete this page later.

This Notice would have contained an Exam History Code. At the bottom of the screen in this section. This section asks if you have ever received Exam History Code.” You should review your profile and check for errors. If you want to release your profile to the USPS. and if so. 27 . When you are satisfied with your completed profile. This section asks if you want to release or lock the eCareer Profile you have just created. it will remain locked. and you will only be considered for the specific jobs for which you apply. If you have lost your Applicant Eligibility Notice. and print out a copy for your records.received an Applicant Eligibility Notice. you would enter the code in the space provided. you should click the yellow box on the screen marked “Complete” in order to submit your eCareer Profile. taking special care to enter the code correctly. unfortunately. Review and Release After you have completed the Assessments section. there is no way for you to get a replacement letter or retrieve your Exam History Code. then recruiters can view your profile and contact you about job openings. you will see your profile. click on the yellow box at the bottom of the page marked “Review and Release” in order to proceed. labeled “Candidate Overview. If you instead choose to lock your profile.

it is better to do multiple searches than to try to include too many criteria in one search. You will need to have the pop-up blocker on your computer disabled and JavaScript will need to be enabled. This search will only allow you to view 30 random results at a time. 28 . However.Searching for Jobs Once you have completed your eCareer Profile. Click on the yellow box marked “Reset” at the bottom of the Job Search screen before every new search. Log into your account using your username and password then choose the blue tab at the top of the page marked “Job Opportunities.” You should start your search using the Location (state name) criteria only. you are ready to search for and apply for actual job openings with the USPS.

and you will be taken to a screen listing available USPS jobs in your state. If you click on a job opening that interests you. click the yellow box marked “Start”. 29 . another screen will appear with detailed information and specific requirements for the position. You should review this page and make any necessary changes. because you have already created an eCareer Profile. The Personal Data page you created will appear on your screen. then. and will ask if you would like to use your profile information in order to continue the application process.After entering your desired location. If not. a welcome screen will appear. Click the yellow “continue” button in order to be directed to your profile. If you clicked on the “Apply” box. simply click on the yellow box marked “close” in order to close the window and return to your search results. If you would like to apply for this position. click on the yellow box marked “Apply” in order to continue the application process.

including the person’s name. click on the yellow box marked “Summary of Accomplishments and References” at the bottom of the page. You may insert your resume here if you desire. 30 . click on the yellow box marked “cover letter” in order to proceed. At this time. this is where you will provide the USPS with any documents requested for the particular job opening. Education. As noted earlier. the Summary of Accomplishments tab provides you with space to describe your qualifications for this particular job. When you are ready to proceed. In order to add a reference.Repeat this process for the Work Experience. and phone number. First.” Once you have entered the information. click on the yellow box marked “Save” at the bottom of the screen. click on the second blue tab. This section provides you with the best opportunity to show the USPS how you are able to meet the requirements listed for this particular job. but it is probably a good idea for you to do so. General Eligibility and Veterans’ Preference pages. You do not have to include a cover letter. click on the yellow box marked “Attachments” at the bottom of the page. simply click on the yellow box marked “Add. You should first contact any potential references in order to make sure that they are willing to give you a good reference for the job. Summary of Accomplishments and References When you have uploaded all of the necessary documents. Attachments When you are ready to proceed. title. A window will appear with space for you to type in a short application cover letter. Cover Letter When you have reviewed your profile and are at the bottom of the Veterans’ Preference page.” in order to enter up to three personal or professional references in support of your application. You may repeat the process up to two more times in order to add more references. Simply introduce yourself in the letter and express to the USPS why you are interested in working for them. marked “References. you may also upload any necessary documents that you may not have uploaded earlier when you created your profile.

You will be asked to sign and fax a consent form as soon 31 . Authorization and Release When you are finished with the Driving History section. there are three blue tabs marked Other Names. Previous Addresses. In this section. if you have been in an accident in the last five years. For example. First. Next. Obviously. when you click on the blue tab marked “Other Names. as well as any additional information you may need to provide regarding criminal charges that may be pending against you. When you are finished. the USPS will pay close attention to this section if you are applying for a job which will require driving.” and then click on the yellow box marked “Add. Similarly. If you have been found guilty of a moving violation in the last five years. and spaces will appear in which you can add any other names that you may have gone by in the past. and therefore answered “yes” to question three. When you are finished. you should click on the blue tab marked “Driving Violations. click on the yellow box marked “Driving History” at the bottom of the page. click on the yellow box marked “Authorization and Release” in order to proceed. you will click on the yellow save button. you should answer the three yes/no questions regarding whether or not you have a criminal history. Prior to requesting a criminal records check from a consumer reporting agency. you should click on the blue tab marked “Accidents.” you will then click on the yellow “add” box. click on the yellow “Save” box at the bottom of the screen.Driving History When you have completed the Summary of Accomplishments and References page. and Additional Information. As in the previous Driving History section. the USPS collects certain information which will enable them to perform a background check.” A new screen will appear with spaces for you to answer questions about the specific violation. click on the yellow “Save” box at the bottom of the screen. and then add the required information in the spaces provided. the USPS will e-mail a message to you requesting your consent and some additional information. You would repeat this procedure in order to add any previous addresses you have had in the last five years. This section asks four yes or no questions regarding your driving record. When you are done.” and then click on the yellow box marked “Add. you will click on each blue tab. and therefore answered “yes” to question four.” A new screen will appear with spaces for you to answer questions about the specific accident.

EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) and Disability When you are finished with the Authorization and Release section. you must go back to the specific section where the change needs to be made (for example. your e-mail provider may have treated it as 32 . You should respond promptly to this e-mail! Delaying response or not responding at all jeopardizes your chances of getting a job with the USPS. such as Test 473) is required for the job you have applied for. Race and Ethnicity Statement printed in this section before choosing whether or not to answer the four questions at the bottom of the page. Read over this document carefully. The first question to appear in this last section asks once again for your Exam Eligibility Code. Shortly you should receive receive an e-mail from ecareerworkflow@usps. Additional information requested may include your driver’s license and social security numbers. Send Application When you have completed the EEO and Disability section. click on the yellow box marked “Send Application” at the bottom of the page. “Acknowledgement of Application. After supplying the necessary information. If your application is missing some required information.as possible. a message will appear telling you which information is missing. The USPS uses this section for research purposes only. checking for errors. This email will be sent to the e-mail address you provided to the USPS. a new page will appear on your screen with a message telling you that your application has been submitted. click on the yellow box marked “EEO and Disability” in order to proceed. if your computer has a PDF viewer. You should read the Privacy Act Statement and the Sex. A document entitled “Candidate Overview” should appear in this section. click on the yellow “Send Application” box in order to submit your job application in to the USPS for review. Education) and make the changes there.gov stating whether or not an “assessment” (an exam. If you need to make changes. if you have one. The Overview simply compiles the information from the previous sections and allows you to view it in one concise document. If you do not receive this e-mail. Once your online application has been successfully submitted as outlined in Section 3. When you are ready to submit your application. Whether or not you answer the questions will have no bearing on the USPS’s hiring decision.” This e-mail simply indicates that the USPS has received your application and plans to review it. and the subject line of the e-mail will read. you should resubmit your application.

You may submit as many applications for employment with the USPS as you wish using their online application system. You can try checking your spam folder. The only requirement is that each application be completed and submitted before you may start working on the next one. and if you find the e-mail message there.“spam” and either blocked its delivery or put it in your e-mail’s spam or junk mail folder. There is no limit. put a check by it and mark it “not spam” to send it to your regular Inbox. 33 .

” which will provide a link for you to take the online part of your assessment. See Step 4. Part D of Test 473. The e-mail will also tell you how to set up your assessment account. and will show you your Candidate Identification Number. using the instructions given to you in an e-mail from the USPS.SECTION 3 THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS Overview of USPS Assessment Process The assessment process is an important part of the USPS job application process. The following steps make up the entire process for individuals applying for jobs requiring Test 473: • Step 1 Establish an assessment account. and C of Test 473) at an approved testing location. B. either on a computer or with paper test booklets and answer sheets. As discussed earlier. as you will need it to register for an assessment. you will also receive an e-mail marked “United States Postal Service Assessment Invitation. then an additional paragraph in your “Acknowledgement of Application” e-mail (discussed in Section 2) will explain that the position requires an assessment. 34 . Step 2 Successfully complete the online portion of the assessment (Part D of Test 473). the Personal Characteristics and Experiences section. Step 3 Schedule a time to complete the proctored (monitored) portion of the assessment (Parts A. This means you will go to a testing location and someone (the proctor) will administer these parts of the test to you. Step 2 If the job you applied for specifically requires Test 473. You should write down this number and keep it in a safe place. Step 4 Complete the proctored portion of the assessment. • • • Step 1 If the job you have applied for requires an assessment/exam.

to the test center.D. Although it will provide you with some general information that may be helpful. This time frame varies with each job opening. You may reschedule your test date at any time. State/Government-issued photo I. provided that you complete the entire assessment process within the allotted time frame. For jobs requiring Test 473. time. and be sure to note whether or not you need to bring additional information or items to the exam. and location for your exam. which is discussed in further detail later on in this Section of the guide. You may then submit a different ZIP Code and view the testing centers available near that ZIP Code. If you would like to test in a different geographical area. if your particular test center still requires the use of pencils and paper test booklets. The centers available are presented based on your ZIP Code. 35 . you will receive another confirmation e-mail message. you will be informed in your confirmation e-mail. click on the link provided entitled “Schedule Assessment. Most testing centers now provide computerized assessments. as long as you do so more than 24 hours prior to your scheduled time. you must bring a valid. and C) at a testing center. The e-mail will also provide you with instructions as to how to receive an Assessment Information Package from the USPS. However. applicants have 14 days to complete the process. Step 4 Complete the proctored portion of the assessment. either on a computer or with paper test booklets and answer sheets. The link will direct you to this 90 minute assessment. For all exams. Read this e-mail carefully. You may choose any available test date.” You should read this e-mail carefully and make sure you follow all of the instructions. You only have a limited time frame in which to complete the entire assessment process (Steps 1-4 above). After you have scheduled a time for your assessment. The e-mail you receive should also provide you with instructions as to how to cancel or reschedule your exam. you will then receive an e-mail with instructions for how to sign up and take the proctored (monitored) part of the assessment (Parts A.is now administered online. should you need to do so for some reason. this information package is not nearly as detailed as your ACE THE POSTAL EXAM guide. and it is considered the first step of the assessment process. This means you will go to a testing location and someone (the proctor) will administer these parts of the test to you.” and scroll down to the bottom to the scheduling page. Step 3 If you successfully complete the online assessment (Part D). Included in this e-mail will be information on how to establish an “assessment account. B.

B. goal-oriented and responsible. D. The USPS will.If. and answer each question honestly. self-directed. Agree/Disagree Questions Many of the questions will likely include the same agree/disagree responses for you to choose from: A. In order to prepare for Part D. This section of the test will be scored by the USPS. Test 473 PART D: Inventory of Personal Characteristics and Experiences The USPS will likely have dozens of applicants for every job opening. A personality test is a type of career test that aims to determine aspects of a person’s character that remain the same in different work situations. positive. however. The Postal Service uses this part of the test (Part D) as a tool to help distinguish the “good” candidates from the rest. look at this section in order to determine if you would be a good candidate for employment with the Postal Service. Preparing for the Assessment. The Inventory of Personal Characteristics and Experiences is essentially a personality test. Technically. although they have never released any details as to how exactly they score it. There will likely be three different types of questions for you to answer in this section. you do not complete the assessment process within the limited time frame. for some reason. 36 Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree . there are no “right or wrong” answers. you would be allowed to schedule one. but keep in mind what the USPS will be looking for. it will be helpful for you to have a general idea of what to expect. The important thing for you to be aware of is that a passing score on this part of the test is necessary in order for you to be able to take the other Parts of Test 473 and become eligible for employment with the USPS. You should therefore read each question carefully. If an assessment is required for that opening. However. should you desire. then you will be ineligible for that particular job application. C. you may immediately apply for any other job opening. It’s important to keep in mind all employers want workers who are: team-players.

Often C. D. This type of questioning is designed to test your level of honesty. The following is an example of a question you might see in this agree/disagree format: It is hard for me to be polite to co-workers who interrupt me when I’m talking. Agree C.You should familiarize yourself with these choices. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Disagree You should simply choose the answer which best describes how much you either agree or disagree with this statement. Disagree D. The following is an example of a question you might see in this format: I look for ways to improve my job performance A. A. The following is an example of a question you might see in this format: 37 . Frequency Questions Similarly. there will be questions in Part D relating to your work experience. some questions will likely include the following “frequency” responses for you to choose from: A. Never You may notice that the test will ask the same personality question repeatedly with slightly different wording. Multiple Choice Questions Lastly. Very Often B. you should familiarize yourself with these particular answer choices so that you will be able to quickly answer the questions in this section. Very Often Often Sometimes Never Again. These questions will provide you with several different answers to choose from. B. sincerity and integrity. so that you will be able to quickly answer the questions in this section. You should simply choose the ONE answer that best describes your work experience. Try to remain consistent throughout the test as to how you respond in similar working situations. C. Sometimes D.

A practice test is included in Section 4 of this guide. When you are ready to take the Inventory of Personality and Experience part of Test 473 (Part D). memory. I would not enjoy any of the work described above E. 38 . before you have the opportunity to proceed to the other parts of the test. you should set aside 90 minutes to complete it. Preparing for Parts A. and help you get used to the particular format of these questions. B. you will receive an e-mail from the USPS instructing you how to sign up for and take the proctored (monitored) part of the Test. and C. first. the Proctored Parts of Test 473 As stated previously. Be advised that the content of the questions on the USPS test will likely be different than the practice questions presented here. The ACE THE POSTAL EXAM practice questions give you a general idea of what test questions might be like on the Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory part of the USPS test. You will receive a follow-up e-mail from the USPS after you complete Part D.What type of work do you enjoy the least? A. and C. and ability to pay attention to detail. which includes Parts A. When you are ready to take this portion of the test. Work that involves standing or sitting for long periods C. if you successfully complete Part D of Test 473. Unsure As stated earlier. use the link provided in the Assessment Invitation e-mail you received from the USPS and take the test on your home computer or on any other computer with internet access. The test should actually only take an hour or so for you to complete. B. but 90 minutes is the maximum time you are allowed. this portion of Test 473 is actually administered online. Work that is repetitive B. Work that involves a lot of decision making D. These three parts are designed to test accuracy. This e-mail will inform you as to whether or not you are eligible to continue the assessment process and complete the remaining parts of Test 473.

You will be taking the proctored part of the test at a USPS test site. The remaining part of Section 3 of this guide discusses Parts A. the better chance you will have of being selected over other candidates applying for employment with the USPS. depending on where you sign up to take the exam. are available in the last section of this guide. At the site. to determine whether or not they are identical. and tells you how to prepare for each part in order to do well.In order to achieve the your highest possible score. a proctor (monitor) will sign you in. 2. Part A: Address Checking The address checking portion of the test is made up of 60 questions. verify your identity. Make sure you pay attention to the instructions you are given. gives you an idea of what the questions will look like. Louisiana ZIP Code: 70808 Note the “address” for purposes of this test. The higher you score. DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ZIP CODE 39 . B. which are of the utmost importance. Knowing what to expect and what types of questions will be asked will increase your confidence and help you to feel less anxious. As stated earlier. Sample Address and ZIP Code: Address: 1422 Edward Ave. In this section. Practice tests. Baton Rouge. and provide you with instructions. 4. to be answered in 11 minutes. It will be important for you to take as many practice tests as possible in order to become efficient at making detailed address and ZIP Code comparisons quickly and accurately and do well on this portion of the test. you will need: 1. the test may be given using a computer or may be given using paper booklets and answer sheets. Knowledge of exam content Effective test-taking strategies Several authentic practice tests LOTS OF PRACTICE to master the necessary skills and increase your speed. you will be comparing two addresses and ZIP Codes. 3. and C in detail.

Format There will be two columns for you to compare in this section. Column one, the left column, will contain a list of “Correct” addresses and ZIP codes. Column two, the right column, will have a list of “Addresses to Be Checked.” Example:
Answer Key: A) No Errors B) Street Address Only C) ZIP Code Only D) Both

Correct Address
Address ZIP Code

Addresses To Be Corrected
Address ZIP Code

1. 2.

3258 Parker Ave Minneapolis, MN 109 Fennel St Washington, DC

55416 20037-8001

3528 Parker Ave Minneapolis, MN 109 Fennel Dr Washington, DC

55416 20087-8001

When you take this part of the test at the test center, you will compare the first “Correct” address on the left, with the first “Address to be Checked” on the right. You will determine if there are any Errors in the “Address to be Checked,” and will be given 4 different answers to choose from. In order to get used to making the comparisons quickly, it will be helpful for you to practice making the individual comparisons before you start practicing the actual format as shown in the above example. First-Step Quiz Here is what the “First-Step Quiz” questions look like: 1. 2134 S 18th St 2. Kansas City, OH 3. 13 Oak St 2134 S 15th St Kansas City, OH 13 Oak Rd

Your answer choices for First-Step Quiz questions are: A (Alike) D (Different) Simply look at the address on the left, compare it to the one on the right, and choose your answer. Answer for question 1: D (first is “18th St”; second is “15th St”) 40

Answer for question 2: A (alike) Answer for question 3: D (first is “Oak St”; second is “Oak Rd”) A 40-question First-Step Quiz is included in Section 4 of this guide. Common differences that the USPS includes in the Address Checking section are: 1. differences in spellings of street, city, state 2. differences in number order in the ZIP, or just different numbers 3. differences in abbreviations such as St. (street) and Rd. (road) Also, when looking at numbers, make sure to pay attention to numbers with similar shapes, such as 8 and 3. Don’t get fooled when comparing 70808 with 70308. When you feel as though you have done enough First-Step Quiz questions, you can move on to practicing the actual format. Practicing the actual test format for Part C will be much easier if you have done some of the First-Step Quiz questions. On the actual exam, you will be given 4 multiple choice responses to choose from: A. B. C. D. No Errors Address Only ZIP Code Only Both

No Errors: Means the address and ZIP on the left are exactly the same as those on the right. Address Only: Means only the address is different ZIP Code Only: Means only the ZIP Code is different Both: Means both the Address and ZIP Code are different. You should familiarize yourself with these multiple choice options. Because you will need to learn how to answer these questions QUICKLY, it will be helpful for you to already know what your response choices are.

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It is easy to remember choice “A”/No Errors if you think of it as A = Alike; the two addresses and ZIP Codes are Alike.

It is easy to remember choice “D”/Both if you think of it as D = Double; the Address to be Checked has Double errors

When comparing addresses and ZIP Codes, it is also helpful to break your comparison up into three parts, comparing the left to the right: 1. Compare the street name and number on the left to those on the right 2. Compare the city and state on the left to those on the right 3. Compare the ZIP Code on the left to those on the right

If you find an error in the street name and number (Step 1), you should skip to step 3 to save time; once you find ONE error in the address, it won’t matter if you find another. At that point you just need to move on and see if there is an error in the ZIP Code as well.

You may find it helpful to run your index finger along the addresses or ZIPs being compared. This will help you to keep your place and focus on one line at a time.

Let’s look at another example.
Answer Key: A) No Errors B) Street Address Only C) ZIP Code Only D) Both

Correct Address
Address ZIP Code

Addresses To Be Checked
Address ZIP Code

1. 2. 3. 4.

3258 Parker Ave Minneapolis, MN 109 Fennel St Washington, DC 2100 Martin Ave Richmond, VA 3821 Bobbin Lane Chicago, IL

55416 20037-8001 23221 60565-2101

3528 Parker Ave Minneapolis, MN 109 Fennel Dr. Washington, DC 2100 Martin Ave Richmond, VA 3821 Bobbin Lane Chilcago, IL

55416 20087-8001 23221 60564-2101

Your Answer choices for questions 1-4 are: Answer Key: A) No Errors B) Street Address Only C) ZIP Code Only D) Both

Answer for Question 1: B –Address only The street number part of the address is different. (3258 in one, 3528 in the other) Answer for Question 2: D – Both The address on the right has Fennel Dr., not Fennel St. Also, the ZIP Code on the right has 20087 instead of 20037. Answer for Question 3: A - No Errors. The addresses and ZIP Codes are the same (alike). Answer for Question 4: C - ZIP Code Only. The ZIP Code on the right is 60564, not 60565 like on the left. Be aware that when you take the actual exam at the test center, you will first be given two practice exercises which will not be scored. After these two practice exercises, you will be given the actual test (60 questions to be answered in 11 minutes), which will be scored. Three full-length Address Checking Practice Exams are available in Section 4 of this guide in order for you to be able to adequately prepare for this part of the test. 43

One important thing to remember when filling in the answer sheets on the practice exams and on the actual exam is that you MUST NOT lose your place on the answer sheet. Because you will be working so quickly, it will be very easy for you to skip a number on an answer sheet and mark a series of answers incorrectly before you discover your mistake. Because of the limited time you are given, you do not want to have to take time to erase and start over. You can still skip a question if you don’t know the answer. Just make sure you don’t lose your place on the answer sheet. The USPS scores Part A as follows: • • You receive one point for every correct answer, and no points for questions you do not answer. For each wrong answer, 1/3 of a point will be subtracted from the points you do have.

Therefore, because you are penalized for wrong answers, you SHOULD NOT GUESS in this section. If you start to run out of time, do not randomly start filling in answers. The best strategy is to simply PRACTICE doing address comparisons quickly and accurately. Practice A LOT. Practice using a timer, so that you will get an idea of how much time you will have on the actual exam. Then, on the actual exam, just carefully answer as many questions as you can. PART B: FORMS COMPLETION The forms completion portion of the test is made up of 30 questions, to be answered in 15 minutes. This section tests your ability to properly complete forms similar to those used by the USPS. You will be shown 5 different forms, and will have to answer 6 questions for each different form you are shown. Example:

Item Arrival Date & Time

1.
This form used for First-Class Mail or Priority Mail only..
Sender’s Name, Address, and E-mail Address If Any Telephone

2b.

Recipient’s Name and Address

Telephone

3b.

Name and Address of Individual or Organization for Which Mailing Is Prepared (If other than permit holder)

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2a.

3a.

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Where would the sender’s name and address go? A. 9011 Newport Dr. Where would the mail arrival date and time go? A. 2:30 p. B. This section also tests your ability to pay attention to detail.m. johndoe@e-mail. it is easy to get confused working with so many different letters and numbers. D. Box 1 The form Box 1 contains the text “Item Arrival Date and Time. Answer for Question 2: B.75 3.” option B is the correct choice. Which would be a correct entry for Box 1? A.1. Be sure to read over each question carefully. Answer for Question 3: C. 777-512-4700 $3. as well as all of the answer choices.com 3/03/08. Albany GA. Since Box 1 requests “Item Arrival Date and Time. C. 3/03/08. Box Box Box Box 3a 2a 1 3b Answer for Question 1: D. D.. Box Box Box Box 3a 4 2b 2a 2. and largely your common sense.” Therefore. C.m. D. option C is the correct choice. 2:30 p. 46 . B. 39997. It is the only choice that lists a date and time. B. Box 2a The box on the form labeled “2a” requests the Sender’s name and address. C.

PART C: CODING/MEMORY Part C has two sections: Section 1: Coding 36 questions to be completed in 6 minutes. and will have 15 minutes to answer the 30 questions. Generally speaking.As with the Address Checking section. you will be given a brief introductory exercise at the testing center which will not be scored. use a guide to identify the route to which a certain address belongs. Therefore. Part B is scored as follows: • • You receive one point for every correct answer. You will then be given the actual test. Three full-length Forms Completion practice tests are available in Section 4 of this guide. the better prepared you will be when you arrive at the test center. since you are not penalized for wrong answers. it is okay for you to guess at the questions you are unsure of. It may be helpful for you to note that the Coding and Memory Section make up 72 total questions in Part C. Just be sure you mark your answer in the correct answer space. the more you practice and familiarize yourself with sample forms. Unlike Part A. the Memory Section will be numbered 37-72. 47 . and then return to it later if you have time. there is no penalty for wrong answers. and do not lose your place on the answer sheet. Section 2: Memory 36 questions to be completed in 7 minutes. your score is simply the number of answers you get right. The Coding Section will be numbered 1-36. From memory. without using the guide. you might want to skip over a question you are having difficulty with. Filling out forms is not necessarily complicated. but it will be more difficult when you are required to do so in such a limited time period. and no points for questions you do not answer. Thus. identify the route to which a certain address belongs. You should familiarize yourself with the forms in the practice tests of this guide in order to feel comfortable when taking the actual exam.

So. the “Address Range” column on the left contains specific address ranges. This means all of the addresses with street numbers from 1100 up to 1679 on Edgewood Drive are included in this range. TIPSmart You will be required to memorize the SAME EXACT Coding Guide in Section 2. Note that a coding guide may have two different delivery routes serving one street. 48 . First. 1100-1679 is a range of addresses. Delivery Route A B C D You should familiarize yourself with the general items that appear in the above coding guide. In the example above. Coding Guide Address Range 1100-1679 Edgewood Dr 700-800 Amelia Street 30-60 Hwy 53 1680-1800 Edgewood Dr 61-99 Hwy 53 12000-15000 Shelton Rd 1-30 State Rte 12 801-1000 Amelia Street All mail that doesn’t fall in one of the address ranges above. delivery route A serves addresses 1100-1679 on Edgewood Dr. and addresses 30-60 on Hwy 53. In the example above. pay as much attention to it and commit as much to memory as you can when you first see it in Section 1. addresses 700-800 on Amelia St.Section 1: Coding You will be presented with a “Coding Guide” to use in Section 1. delivery route A serves addresses 30-60 on Hwy 53. while delivery route B serves addresses 61-99 on Hwy 53. The right hand column of the coding guide indicates which “Delivery Route” serves those particular address ranges in the left hand column. For example.

Answer for question 4: A. 3. There is no particular range of addresses listed for State Rt. the address is not within route A’s range. 13766 Shelton Rd 1756 Edgewood Dr 5 State Rte 11 788 Amelia Street 55 Hwy 55 1699 Edgewood Dr 26 State Rte 12 444 Amelia Street 16000 Shelton Rd 1300 Edgewood Dr Delivery Route A B C D Delivery Route A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D Answer for question 1: C. 5. Delivery route B serves that address. 7. Even though you may have looked at delivery route A first and seen that it serves Edgewood. 6. Delivery route C serves that address 49 . Answer for question 2: B. 2. only State Rt. 8. There are no routes serving Hwy 55.Use the coding guide to answer these 10 Sample Questions: Coding Guide Address Range 1100-1679 Edgewood Dr 700-800 Amelia Street 30-60 Hwy 53 1680-1800 Edgewood Dr 61-99 Hwy 53 12000-15000 Shelton Rd 1-30 State Rte 12 801-1000 Amelia Street All mail that doesn’t fall in one of the address ranges above. Answer for question 6: B. Beware of trick questions such as this. 10. Answer for question 5: D. It is within B’s range. 4. Address 1. Delivery route B serves that address Answer for question 7: C. Delivery route A serves that address. 9. 12. Answer for question 3: D. only Hwy 54. 11. Delivery route C serves that address.

please note that three full-length Coding and Memory practice tests are available in Section 4 of this guide. Also. Therefore. You should do the First-Step Quiz before beginning the three other fulllength Coding and Memory practice tests. The coding guide is shown during these practice exercises as well as during the actual test. A 40 question First-Step Quiz for this section is also included in Section 4 of this guide. The practice tests are labeled Coding/Memory. and no points for questions you do not answer. just as it will be on the exam. Delivery route A serves this address. Answer for question 10: A. as with Parts A and B. 1/3 of a point will be deducted for each wrong answer. it might benefit you to quickly answer a couple of questions and spend the remaining time given to memorize parts of the coding guide for later use in the Memory Section. The number 444 is not in the range of addresses given for Amelia Street. you SHOULD NOT GUESS in this section. Once again. but you won’t be able to look at it in the Memory Section.Answer for question 8: D. you should be aware that on the day of your actual exam at the test center you will be given two brief practice exercises that are not scored before you are given the actual Coding Section of Part C. Route A starts at 700. As stated earlier. and Route C ends at 1000. The number 16000 is not in the range of addresses given for Shelton Road. Keep in mind that the Coding and Memory Sections together make up Part C of the test. . The Coding Section of Part C is scored as follows. because you are penalized for wrong answers. The range given is 12000-15000. the coding guide used will be the same for both sections. You receive one point for every correct answer. Like Part A. Answer for question 9: D. TIPSmart • • 50 Since these practice exercises are not scored.

using the coding guide. The only difference is that in this section. The memory section questions are just like those for the coding section. 5 minute study time You will be given 5 more minutes to memorize the coding guide. Again. you won’t have the coding guide to look at. The coding guide is not shown. 90 second practice exercise You will have 90 seconds to answer 8 questions. if you know what to expect. 51 . You will be have 7 minutes to answer 36 questions. you must be able to remember it. you must have it memorized. The Memory Section is divided into 4 “segments:” 1. The ACTUAL TEST This is the part that is actually scored. or D. and are adequately prepared. 4. B. 3. You are given an address and need to identify the delivery route as A. the same one used in Section 1 (Coding).Section 2: Memory The memory portion of the test is generally considered the most challenging. C. you can score well on this portion of Test 473. 3 minute study time You will be given 3 minutes to MEMORIZE the coding guide. The coding guide is not shown. and this practice exercise is not scored. 2.

you will have at least 8 minutes to memorize the guide. For Edgewood Dr. the streets that appear twice are as follows:  Edgewood Dr has address ranges for routes A and B. Then you should work on memorizing those ranges and routes.Memorizing the Coding Guide As outlined above. you now have fewer numbers to memorize. The chances of a test question actually including the address of 1680 Edgewood Dr are highly unlikely. Here is the coding guide example from earlier: Coding Guide Address Range 1100-1679 Edgewood Dr 700-800 Amelia Street 30-60 Hwy 53 1680-1800 Edgewood Dr 61-99 Hwy 53 12000-15000 Shelton Rd 1-30 State Rte 12 801-1000 Amelia Street All mail that doesn’t fall in one of the address ranges above. with different routes. Start with the Edgewood Dr addresses:  1100-1679 go with Route A  1680-1800 go with Route B When you see one street with 2 routes like this on the test. you would memorize the following:  Edgewood Dr 1100-1680.  Hwy 53 has address ranges for routes A and B. In the above coding guide.  Amelia Street has address ranges for routes A and C. and that would be the only problem you would encounter in using this 52 . A  1680-1800. the range for Route A ended at 1679 and the range for Route B starts at 1680. It will be easier for you on the test if you simply round up in all of these situations. B By rounding up. So for the Edgewood range above. Delivery Route A B C D The first thing you should look for are street names that appear twice. You have made the number 1680 into a common boundary between the two ranges. you’ll notice that the second address range continues where the first left off.

and memorize the following:  Hwy 53: 30-60 A  60-99 B At this point. In the above example. If you commit the above line to memory. please note that you should NOT round numbers up or down in every situation. you have memorized a good portion of the code. You would thus memorize the following:  Amelia Street: 700-800 A  800. All that’s left is for you to memorize the ranges and routes for the streets that only appear once.technique. believe it or not. as described in the examples above. you would memorize the following:  12000-15000 Shelton Rd and  1-30 State Rte 12 C C Do not be tempted to shorten or abbreviate street names when memorizing the code. 53 .1000 C Then you can move on to memorizing Hwy 53’s ranges and routes:  30-60 go with A  61-99 go with B Round 61 down to the even number of 60. in this situation you should round 801 down to 800. and you will know which route is the correct one to mark as your answer. you can move on to memorizing Amelia Street’s ranges and routes:  700-800 go with Route A  801-1000 go with Route C Similarly. cutting down on your numbers to memorize. It will only confuse you if there are trick questions on the test. only use rounding as a technique for those numbers that you are using to make a common boundary between 2 ranges. Lastly. Next. then you will be able to say it in your mind if you are given an address for Edgewood Dr..

the subdivision where I used to live. An example might be: Edgewood is similar to Edgewater.For example: In the Hwy 53 example. Sample Questions: Take 8 minutes and MEMORIZE the coding guide from the previous section: Coding Guide Address Range 1100-1679 Edgewood Dr 700-800 Amelia Street 30-60 Hwy 53 1680-1800 Edgewood Dr 61-99 Hwy 53 12000-15000 Shelton Rd 1-30 State Rte 12 801-1000 Amelia Street All mail that doesn’t fall in one of the address ranges above. when the actual test starts. Now. you will have worked extra hard to insure that you can confidently get started. You would not. instead of getting flustered. Delivery Route A B C D 54 . rounding 61 down to 60 allowed you to make a common boundary between the 2 ranges to make memorization easier. in order to jog your memory to get started. I had only 11 minutes in Section A. Here’s how this Smart TIP works. this is the first line you committed to memory: Edgewood Dr 1100-1680 A. 1680-1800 B. you’ll be able to quickly start recalling the Coding Guide from memory. That way. and specifically remember the number 1100. not 1100. think of something to help you specifically remember the name Edgewood. when you try to recall the coding guide from memory. In the coding guide above. round the number 99 up to 100. however. In your mind. TIPSmart When memorizing a coding guide as described above. it may be helpful to come up with a specific way to remember the first street name and the first number in that range.

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Answer for question 4: D. Delivery route A serves that address. 8. Since 11000 is outside of that range. 2. 4. The address range given for State Rte 12 is only 1-30. Delivery route B serves that address. Delivery route A serves that address. 3. 75 Hwy 53 955 Amelia Street 1522 Edgewood Dr 55 State Rte 12 13000 Shelton Rd 42 Hwy 53 25 State Rte 15 1677 Edgewood Dr 900 Amelia Street 11000 Shelton Rd Delivery Route A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D Answer for question 1: B. 5. Answer for question 7: D. 56 . 6. Answer for question 8: A. 7. Delivery route C serves that address. Answer for question 5: C. Delivery route A serves that address.Next. Answer for question 9: C. 55 is outside of the range. 15 on the coding guide and therefore the answer is D. the answer is D. answer the following questions FROM MEMORY. There is no State Rt. Answer for question 3: A. 10. Answer for question 2: C. The address range given for Shelton Road starts at 12000. Delivery route C serves that address. DO NOT LOOK AT THE GUIDE: Address 1. 9. Answer for question 6: A. Delivery route C serves that address Answer for question 10: D. and therefore the answer is D.

For each wrong answer. 1/3 of a point will be subtracted from the points you do have. Both the Coding and Memory Sections are scored the same. Like Part A. each part of the exam is scored differently. and no points for questions you do not answer. 57 . After the Assessment Exam Scoring Tests are sent to the National Test Administration Center to be scored. You SHOULD NOT GUESS in this section. 1/3 of a point will be deducted for each wrong answer.The Memory Section of Part C is scored as follows: • • You receive one point for every correct answer. The following table shows the scoring for each part. Correct Answer Part A Part B Part C Part D +1 point +1 point +1 point Wrong Answer -1/3 point No penalty -1/3 point Guess? NO YES NO Scoring Method Not Known Part A You receive one point for every correct answer. As indicated above. and no points for questions you do not answer.

there is no penalty for wrong answers. the Postal Service will contact you via e-mail. a number between 1 and 100. 1/3 of a point will be deducted for each wrong answer. The above scores.” Assuming you receive a passing score. your score may be used until the date shown on this Notice. Unlike Part A. and no points for questions you do not answer. are scored the same. Because the USPS has such a large number of applicants. Part C Both sections of Part C. will be added together. and you will receive a “Notice of Rating. an e-mail message will be sent to you immediately. This retest period applies whether you failed the online or the proctored part of the test. it is not possible for them to answer questions directly by providing a phone number. and no points for questions you do not answer. You receive one point for every correct answer. you must wait at least 120 days until you can take test 473 again. your new passing test score cannot be added to applications you submitted previously. Coding and Memory. Part D There are no correct or incorrect answers. you will only be able to retake the exam if you apply for another job requiring the same exam. If you receive notice of an ineligible rating. you should keep a close eye on your e-mails for communications from the USPS regarding you employment application.Part B You receive one point for every correct answer. Moreover. If you receive notice of an eligible score on Test 473. you can immediately apply for another vacant position. Following your exam. You simply must wait for the USPS to contact you after you submit an online application. If you are to be scheduled for an interview. The USPS has not released any specific information on how this section is scored or evaluated. The USPS then uses a formula to convert this score to a basic rating. your “raw” scores. Like Part A. A basic rating of 70 is required in order to pass Exam 473 and be considered further for employment. your score is simply the number of answers you get right. If you are not selected for the particular job you applied for. 58 .

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11. All practice tests include an Answer sheet for marking your answers. TIPSmart 60 MAKE COPIES OF THE ANSWER SHEETS BEFORE YOU GET STARTED. 9. 4. 10. 7. 3.SECTION 4 FIRST-STEP QUIZZES AND PRACTICE TESTS By now you understand the importance of practicing before you actually take Test 473. . This guide includes the following practice tests: Test Inventory of Personality and Experience Practice Test Address Checking First-Step Quiz Address Checking Practice Test 1 Address Checking Practice Test 2 Address Checking Practice Test 3 Forms Completion Practice Test 1 Forms Completion Practice Test 2 Forms Completion Practice Test 3 Coding/Memory First-Step Quiz 1 Coding/Memory Practice Test 1 Coding/Memory Practice Test 2 Coding/Memory Practice Test 3 Page 62 85 91 99 107 115 127 139 151 159 167 175 1. All practice tests also include an Answer key. 5. 2. except the Inventory of Personality and Experience Practice Test. 12. 8. 6. This will allow you to retake the practice tests over and over in order to best be prepared for EXAM 473.

I stand up for myself. Strongly Disagree 3. A. Disagree D. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 5. Agree C. A. Disagree D. Disagree D.I like for someone else to be in charge.I enjoy working in groups. Strongly Agree B.I always plan ahead. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Agree C. Agree C. Disagree D.I have called in sick when I really wasn’t. Strongly Disagree 2. A. A. Strongly Disagree 4.SECTION 4-A TESTING: PERSONALITY & EXPERIENCE TEST Inventory of Personality and Experiences Practice Test Take 30-45 minutes to answer the following questions: 1. A. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Disagree 61 . Agree C. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B.

Strongly Agree B. A. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Disagree 9. Agree C. A. Agree C. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Agree C. A. A. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. Disagree D. A. Strongly Disagree 11. Disagree 62 .I become frustrated when leaders don’t listen to me. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. Disagree D.I enjoy change in the workplace. I always do my best when at work. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 10.I like following rules. A. Strongly Disagree 7. Strongly Disagree 8.I don’t mind repeating the same task over and over. Agree C. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 12. I don’t let other’s problems affect my work. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B.6. I enjoy meeting new people. A.

Strongly Agree B. A. Strongly Disagree 18. Strongly Disagree 15. Agree C. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. A. Disagree D. A. Agree C. I have good handwriting. Agree C. Disagree 63 . I make up my own rules. Disagree D. Agree C. I love being outdoors. I have a wide variety of friends. I respect those in authority. Strongly Agree B. and don’t necessarily follow directions. A. Strongly Agree B.D. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 16. A. Strongly Disagree 14. I am a ”people person. Rude people irritate me. Strongly Disagree 19. Strongly Disagree 13. Strongly Disagree 17. Disagree D. Agree C. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. Agree C.” A. A. Disagree D.

A. Agree 64 . Strongly Disagree 23. I work well under pressure. I am a good listener. Agree C. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. A. Disagree D. Disagree D. A. Strongly Disagree 20. Strongly Disagree 25. I like learning new skills. Disagree D. Agree C. Agree C. I am good at finding solutions to problems. I pay attention to details. A.D. Disagree D. A. Strongly Disagree 21. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Disagree D. A. Strongly Disagree 26. If I caught a co-worker stealing. I get bored easily. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Disagree 22. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. A. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 24. I would tell my supervisor. Strongly Agree B.

Disagree D. I prefer to work by myself. Agree 65 . I am a hard worker. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. I like to exercise. Disagree D. I avoid conflict. Strongly Disagree 33. A. Strongly Disagree 27. Strongly Disagree 28.C. Strongly Disagree 29. A. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. A. Disagree D. A. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. I have trouble staying focused if the room is noisy. Strongly Disagree 32. A. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. Disagree D. A. A. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 30. I do not like to travel far to work. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. I am a risk taker. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 31.

I am always on time for appointments. Strongly Agree B. A. Disagree D. A. Disagree D. Disagree D. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 35. I get along with all different kinds of people. A. A. A. I was involved in activities in high school. Agree C. I look for ways to improve my performance. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 40. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 38. Strongly Agree B. A. Agree C. A. Strongly Disagree 39. Strongly Disagree 34. Strongly Agree B. I would offer help to a co-worker if I saw they needed it. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 37. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Disagree 36. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D.C. I can work on several things at once and still do a good job. Disagree D. Disagree D. I do not like to be interrupted while working. Strongly Agree 66 . Disagree D.

I do not feel comfortable making important decisions. Disagree D. Co-workers see me as a leader. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Disagree D. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 47. A. Agree C. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 41. Some employees work harder than others. A. Disagree D.B. A. Strongly Disagree 42. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Disagree D. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. A. A. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 44. A. Strongly Disagree 45. I like hearing other people’s suggestions about my work. Strongly Agree 67 . A. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Disagree 46. Strongly Disagree 43. Agree C. I am intimidated by authority. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. I am a quick learner. Agree C. I get upset when I see others breaking rules.

Disagree D. A. A. Strongly Disagree 53. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 51. I apologize when I am wrong. Strongly Agree B. A. Strongly Agree B.B. Agree C. I don’t mind staying late to finish a project. I do not mind last-minute schedule changes. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 54. A. Agree C. Agree C. I speak up when I think something is unfair. Agree C. 68 . A. Agree C. On-the-job safety is important to me. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. I avoid gossip. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 48. A. Strongly Agree B. I often state my opinion even when not asked. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 52. Strongly Disagree 49. Disagree D. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Disagree 50. Disagree D.

I don’t mind sitting down for long periods at work. Strongly Agree B. I like to plan ahead. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 60. Agree C. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 55. Strongly Disagree 56. 69 . Strongly Disagree 61. Agree C. Co-workers would say I have good people skills. Strongly Agree B. I should get a lunch break at the same time every day. Disagree D. I like to share credit for successes with other co-workers. Strongly Disagree 58. I have a bad temper. Agree C. A. D. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. A. Strongly Disagree 57. A. Strongly Disagree 59. A. Disagree D. A. A. Disagree D. Agree C. Strongly Agree B.A. I get frustrated when others are slower than I am. Disagree D. C. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. B.

I should be informed about Management’s decisions that affect my job. A. A. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. I prefer handling tasks all by myself. Strongly Disagree 65. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 62. I don’t have a problem asking for help. Strongly Disagree 66. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. I have a good memory. B. It’s okay to take something from work. Agree C. Agree C. A. C. A.A. Disagree D. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 64. Agree C. Agree C. Agree C. Disagree D. A. like a pen. Disagree D. A. Strongly Disagree 63. Strongly Disagree 67. Strongly Disagree 70 . D. I get discouraged when I perform badly.

I am good at encouraging other people when they are sad. Strongly Disagree 71 . Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 71. Disagree D. Wearing my seatbelt is important. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Disagree D. I enjoy reading for pleasure. Agree C. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. A. A. Agree C.68. Strongly Disagree 69. Strongly Disagree 74. Strongly Disagree 73. I like working with numbers. Strongly Disagree 70. Strongly Agree B. If I had a work desk. Disagree D. I like to get to know about the people I work with. Agree C. A. Agree C. A. it would be very organized. A. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. I am a fast typist. A. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 72. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. A.

Strongly Agree B. Agree C. Agree C. I like to work by myself. I keep my car well maintained for safety reasons. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 80. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. A. Strongly Disagree 77. I admit when I am wrong. A. Agree C.75. Strongly Agree B. A. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. I get frustrated when others don’t understand me. Strongly Agree B. I treat others with respect. Disagree D. rather than tell me. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 81. A. Strongly Disagree 78. Disagree D. A. Agree C.I like for someone to show me what to do. Disagree 72 . Strongly Agree B. A. I can remain calm when those around me are anxious or frustrated. A. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 76. Strongly Disagree 79. Agree C.

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Disagree D. I can take criticism. A. Agree C. Disagree D. A. A. I let the weather affect my mood. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. A. Agree C. Strongly Disagree 86. Strongly Agree B. I like to be in charge of projects. Disagree D. Agree C. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. Others respect me. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 85. I am a “morning person. A. Strongly Disagree 83. Strongly Disagree 88. Disagree D. Agree C. Strongly Agree B.82. I let others affect my mood. Strongly Disagree 84.” A. I let my mood affect my work. Strongly Disagree 87. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. Disagree 74 . Agree C. A.

Strongly Agree B. Agree C. A. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 90. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 95. I make friends easily. I am not afraid of trying new things. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 94. Strongly Disagree 91. Agree C. Disagree D. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. A. I can listen to other opinions. Agree C. Agree C. I can push myself physically. Disagree D. A. Strongly Agree B. A. Strongly Disagree 93. even when I think I’m right. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. Agree C.D. Strongly Disagree 92. I can work quickly and still do a good job. Disagree 75 . Disagree D. A. Agree C. Workplaces should be safe for employees. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. I like to plan for my future. Strongly Disagree 89. A. A.

Never 102. Strongly Agree B. A. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree 100. Strongly Disagree 97. Disagree D. Agree C.I let others take credit for my work. Strongly Agree B.I speak up when I see a mistake in someone else’s work. Strongly Agree B. Disagree D. I like finding solutions to problems. Agree C. Agree C. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Agree B. Strongly Disagree 96.I volunteer to do work no one else wants to do. Strongly Disagree 98. A. Strongly Disagree 101. A. Very Often B. Agree C. Often 76 . I like to hear what others think about my work –good or bad. Often C. A. A. Strongly Disagree 99. Disagree D. A. I often get in disagreements with others. I spend a lot of time outside. Agree C. Very Often B.D. Disagree D. A. Sometimes D.

Sometimes D.I work on several projects at the same time. Never 103.I get speeding tickets. Never 107. Never 105.I am placed in positions of leadership. A. Often C. A.I need to have directions repeated to me in order to perform a task. Very Often B. A. A. Often C. Very Often B. Very Often B.I teach myself new things.I get involved in other people’s disagreements. Often C. Often C.I offer encouragement to others when they are down. Never 109. A. A. A.C. Very Often B. Sometimes D. Often C. Sometimes 77 . Sometimes D. Sometimes D. Never 104. Often C. Never 106. Often C. Very Often B. Sometimes D. Never 108. Sometimes D. Very Often B. Sometimes D. Very Often B.

Very Often B. Sometimes D. I meet deadlines. Never 111. Often 78 . Sometimes D. Very Often B. Very Often B. Very Often B. Often C. Sometimes D. Never 115. Sometimes D. Never 114. I arrive early for appointments. A. I let my personal life interfere with my work. I try to look on the bright side of things. Never 113. Very Often B. I work at a faster pace than those around me. Very Often B. A.D. Sometimes D. Never 110. I volunteer suggestions without being asked. Very Often B. A. Often C.I lose my car keys. A. A. Often C. A. Never 116. Sometimes D. Often C. A. Never 112. Often C. Often C.

Very Often Often Sometimes 79 .C. C. D. B. I A. Never 118. B. D. Sometimes D. Very Often Often Sometimes Never I ask others to review my work. A. B. Very Often B. 127. A. Sometimes D. Very Often B. I am willing to compromise in order to get the job done. C. Sometimes D. Never 120. C. Never 125. A. A. Sometimes D. Very Often B. Very Often Often Sometimes Never I challenge authority when I don’t agree with policy. Never 117. I make friends with my coworkers. C. Often C. I get frustrated when I am not given enough time to finish. A. Very Often Often Sometimes Never 119. show respect to those in authority. Often C. I complain about my work. B. Often C. A. D. 126.

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D. Interacting with people C. Very Often Often Sometimes Never Which word best describes your personality? Outgoing Nurturing Quiet Dependable Happy Not Sure 132. D. E. A. Problem-Solving E. My talent is mostly in the area of A. A. A. Alone. 131. C. Very Often Often Sometimes Never I apologize when I make mistakes. D. Alone B. Any of the above 133. A. but with Supervision E. C. C. I like working best A. Numbers B. F.128. 130. Very Often Often Sometimes Never I get into arguments with others. 129. Organization D. With one other person C. B. Co-workers ask me for advice. B. In a large group F. Leadership F. C. B. In a small group D. D. Not Sure 81 . B.

Stayed with familiar people all day C. I would do best at a job where I A. Worked outside all day E. Not Sure 82 .134. Finding something that was missing F. Sat at a desk all day F. Getting praise for good work C. I enjoy all of these the same 135. Making someone happy E. Winning an argument D. Learning a new skill B. Worked by myself all day D. I mostly enjoy A. Met new people all day B.

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Check your answers using the First-Step Quiz answer key. Park City. 87 Tillman Road 27.O.SECTION 4-B TESTING: ADDRESS CHECKING Address Checking First-Step Quiz You do not need to time this First-Step Quiz. P.O. 13. 3194 Abby Lane 9. SC 350 College Hill Dr 3195 Abby Lane P.O. Box 3111 10. CA 5. 16. Lititz. AR 26. PA 11. 8345 Wysteria Way 28. 201 State Street 24. 2929 Boulder Creek Dr 23.O. 7391 Louray Dr 6. MO 2205 Leary St 85 . UT 4322 Dover Drive Rural Rte 543 2020 Clover Cir Apt. Hot Springs. P. 2020 Clover Dr. UT 17. Box 8623 Hot Springs. MS 15. LA 12. Raleigh. 20. 6175 Peachtree Ave 3. Sacramento.O. Box 311 Lititz. Many. Park City. 350 College Hill Dr 8. LA 1225 Roundtree Lane 335 Shelton Road Harrisburgh. NC 7. MO 29. 24B 777 Dogwood Ave 2299 Boulder Creek Dr 201 State Street P. 24B 21. 777 Dogwood Ave 22. PA 4608 N Bourbon St. 335 Shelton Road 14. 1225 Roundtree Ave. Box 147325 2. 4322 Dove Drive 18. Branson. Mark either A or D on the First-Step Quiz answer sheet on the next page. Box 8923 25. Apt. PA Manny.O. 1. GA 7391 Louray Dr Raleigh. P. AZ 87 Tilman Road 8345 Wysteria Way Bronson. Hattiesburg. Directions: Determine whether the addresses are alike or different. 4608 N Bourbon St. 2205 Leery St P. Main Street 4. Rural Rte 534 19. Box 147325 6175 Peachtree Ave Mane Street Sacramento.

32. 31. 30033 Rte 44 Box 8 1213 S 9th Ave. 33. TN 86 . 18181 Edison Road Sevierville.30. 1818 Edison Road Sevierville. TN 30083 Rte 44 Box 8 1213 W 9th Ave. 34.

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A. the other is 30083.A. One is 534. the other is 3195. 27. 18.A. 31. 3.A. 32.A. the other is Tilman. One is 2929. 2. the other W. One is 3111. One is 30033. the other is 311. the other Cir. D. One is 3194.D. A. 17.D.D.D. 26. 5.. 6.D. One is Branson. 30.A. 12. One is 8923. One is Many. One is Leery. One is S.D. the other Mane. the other Leary.D. A.Address Checking First-Step Quiz ANSWER KEY 1. 13.D.A. the other 18181 88 . D.A. 16. 34. A. 28. 29.D. 11. D. D. 20. 7. 19.A. the other is SC. 10.A.A.D. D. one is Manny. One is 1818. 25. 4. the other Bronson. the other 543. the other is GA.D.D. One is Dove. 8. 33. the other is Lane.D. the other is Dover. 9. the other is 8623. 22. Two different names and states. 14. 24. One is NC. D. One is AR. 23. One is Ave. the other is 2299. 15. One is CA. D. One is Tillman. One is Main. 21. the other is AZ. One is Dr.

Port Hudson. 8. 3. GA 7723 Florida Blvd. Corona. Baltimore. OH 6016 Columbine St. Asahi Rd. 6. Nashville. Maysville. OH 6016 Columbine St. IL 2014 Simpleton Ave. Commerce. Hoschton. LA 2500 Bechers Brook. IL 2014 Simpleton Ave. LA 42951 Oahu Lake Dr. Corona. Baltimore. C Greenwich. VA 18300 SW 5th Ave. Lexington Ave. Staton Island. C Greenwich. Jackson Loop Indianapolis. Asahi Rd. TX 18990 Greenbriar Way Detroit. Detroit. 21. Laramie. IN 81309 Hwy 332 Tifton. Jackson Loop Indianapolis. WA 3060 Kimamy Ln. WA 3060 Kimamy Ct. TN 378 Tryon St. 19. Vancover. Chicago. GA 6903 W. 7. 10. CT 922 Newcut St. TX 18990 Greenbriar Ct. 15. Staton Island. LA 42951 Oahu Lake Dr. SC 3874 Sandalwood Place Leesburg. Florence. 18. MI 12601 Guidry Ave. CT 922 Newcut St.Address Checking Practice Test 1 Answer Key: A) No Errors B) Street Address Only C) ZIP Code Only D) Both Correct Address Address ZIP Code Addresses To Be Corrected Address ZIP Code 1. SC 3874 Sandalwood Place Leesburg. Columbus. FL 326 Wehunt Rd. IN 81309 Hwy 332 Tampa. MI 12601 Guidry Ave. Shreveport. 4. Maysville. FL 198-D Shepherd Cir. GA 7723 Florida Blvd. 39157 60068-1409 70764 98622 38714 29057-3500 20079 08157 37803-3192 79103 48307-2108 71119 96818 92879-2109 46228-0122 33611-0201 87511 13051-5211 43185 10904 30548 21237-5020 48709 4170 E. HI 3145 Cooper Ln. 5. 9. 16. LA 2500 Beechers Brook Vancover. 23. MD 1700 N. WY 9219 SW Chesterton Ave. Shreveport. Apt. Lexington Ave. 14. 4710 E. MD 1700 S. Commerce. Nashville. WY 9219 SW Chesterton Ave. Amarillo. GA 15399 Benson Ln. Columbus. TN 9999 Ravenhurst Dr. Florence. FL 326 Wehunt Rd. Houston. Honolulu. 12. TN 378 Tryon St. Apt. Chicago. Honolulu. 2. 11. TN 6666 Ravenhurst Dr. 39157 60053-1409 70767 98633 38714 29056-3500 20709 08157 37803-3192 79108 48307-2108 71119 96813 92879-2109 46228-0122 33611-0120 87511 13051-5211 43115 10904 30548 21237-5020 44709 89 . HI 3145 Cooper Ln. FL 198-D Shepherd Cir. 13. NY 1414 Menlo Dr. Port Allen. GA 6903 W. Silver Springs. Laramy. 22. NY 1414 Menlo Dr. VA 38100 SW 5th Ave. Silver Springs. Amaryllis. 20. GA 15399 Benson Ln. 17.

45. 32. 41. Richmond. MS 14417 Mathis St. IN 51498 Laurel St. Lansing. CA 558 Stopper Cir. MA 5513 Glenmore Ave. LA 6794 King Charles Ct. 31. CO 8400 10th St. Seattle. NY 9011 Barhorst St. Box 1547 San Francisco. Corporate Blvd. WA 20307 Government Pl. Charlotte. 43. ID 10597 Pleasant Hill Rd. 1st St. CT 8402 10th St. New Orleans. 26. Tuscaloosa. WA 3741 Grapevine Cir.O. Worcester. WI 2009 Pixie Pkwy Pittsburgh. OK 1116 Sullivan Rd. 42. 48. Madison. WA 902 Cameron Street Oak Park. Tulsa. 27. 30. Albuquerque. Bronx. Fort Wayne. Virginia Beach.O. MI 29301 Tracey Ave. Tuscaloosa. TX 3675 Daisy Dr. Box 5147 San Francisco. Waterburg. VA 9305 E. 38. Albuquerque. Box 62144 Washington. KY A-149 Birchtown Way Newark. 40. Lexington. 34. Fort Worth. NM 172 W.O. Macomb. 28. DC 72019 E. Bronx. MS 14417 Mathis St. NY 8686 Rider Dr. SW Seattle. 37. Hattiesburg. ID 10597 Pleasant Hill Dr. 35. 25. IN 51498 Laurel St. Virginia Beach. Fort Wayne. 33. NC P. VA 902 Cameron Street Oak Park. 29. Grand Rapids. NY 900 Barhorst St. Fort Worth. MI 29301 Tracy Ave.O. 81st St. Hattiesburg. CA 558 Stopper Cir. LA 6794 King Charles Ct. Waterburg. Madison. Tulsa. NY 8686 Rider Dr. PA P. Boise. IL 11660 39401-5212 46806-1028 98146-2109 87110-1821 06704-5109 70127-2105 23456-2370 74007 48042 76131-0129 53911-0109 13218-2109 26555-3114 48206 10452 98755 28802 94109 40612 09712-0571 16497-5608 34571 22398 60952-4017 90 . Grand Rapids. DC 72019 E. IL 01610 39401-5212 46806-1028 98146-2109 87110-2181 06704-5109 70127-2105 23454-2370 74107 48042 76131-0129 53711-0109 15218-2109 26566-3114 48206 10452 98755 28202 94107 40512 09712-0571 16497-5608 34571 22398 60953-4017 Boise.Correct Address Address ZIP Code Addresses To Be Corrected Address ZIP Code 24. Macomb. NJ 7001 London Circle Rochester. VA 9305 W. 44. MA 5513 Glenmore Ave. WA 20307 Government Pl. WA 3741 Grapevine Cir. 81st St. OK 1116 Sullivan Rd. PA P. Box 63114 Washington. TX 3675 Daisy Dr. KY A-149 Birchtown Way Newark. AL A-416 Waverly Ave. NC P. 47. Seattle. MI 6 Winston Dr. AL A-416 Waverly Ave. Richmond. MI 6 Winston Dr. Worcester. Corporate Blvd. Charlotte. Seattle. MI 2009 Pixie Pkwy Pittsburg. New Orleans. 36. 1st St. NM 172 W. NJ 7000 London Circle Rochester. 46. 39.

LA 2248 Swiffer St. KS 62890 Chandler Ave. 57. MD 34236 19713-0492 71291 22191-2651 49009-4120 80301-2158 46611 97224-8010 85202-7211 29650 36608-0391 20896-0052 499 Holmes Lane Sarasota. AZ 7208 Carrolton Blvd. Newark. 51. Mobile. Boulder. LA 2248 Swisler St. 53. Portland. CO 8856 Euclid Ave. Yorktown. CO 8856 Euclid Ave. Neward. Portland. DE 101 Azalea Ave. FL 12999 McKinny St. 12th St. 50. Garrett Park. 58. Boulder. Topeka. OR 1562 S. AZ 7208 Carrolton Blvd. Mobile. DE 101 Azalea Ave. VA 1016 US Hwy 15 N Kalamazoo. Mesa. 59. FL 12199 McKinny St. Yorktown. OR 1562 S. NC 19500 Beachfront Cir. 60. MI 1799 N. Greer. 55. 56. Topeka. 34436 18713-0492 71291 22191-2651 49009-4120 80301-2158 66611 97224-8010 85202-7211 29630 36666-0055 20896-0055 91 . VA 1016 US Hwy 15 N Kalamazoo. 499 Holmes Lane Sarasota. SC 19500 Beachfront Cir. Monroe. Cloverhill St. Greer. 52. KS 62896 Chandler Ave. AL 3149 Libertybelle Ave. Monroe. AL 3149 Liberty Belle Ave. MI 1799 N 12th St. Cloverdale St.Correct Address Address ZIP Code Addresses To Be Corrected Address ZIP Code 49. Mesa. 54.

7. 32. 5. 52. 25. 31. 16. 22. 49. 43. 44. 56. 47. 60. 54. 17. 12. 57. 11. 4. 13.Address Checking Practice Test 1 ANSWER SHEET 1. 55. 40. 10. 3. 28. 48. 37. 21. 45. 19. 38. 6. 50. 35. 46. 53. 39. 33. 8. 2. 51. 58. 20. 36. 9. 34. 41. 26. 59. 15. 24. 29. 23. 42. 92 . 27. 30. 18. 14.

C 29.A 13. B 9. 45. 50.B 28.A 21.A 23.A 15. B 2.B 30. D 4. 56. C 3. 58. 43. 49. 46.B 35. 52.A 19. C 8. B 6. 57. 42.B 18.B 31.A 34. 37. 48. A 26.D 11. A 10. 47.A 27.C 20. B 22. D C D A A B C D D A B A B C C D A B A A C B B D C D 93 .C 32. 40.C 14.B 12. 55. D 25. D 7.Address Checking Practice Test 1 ANSWER KEY 1. 41. 38. 53. 39.A 16. 59. 36.D 17.D 24. D 5. 44. 60.D 33. 54. 51.

6. KY 200 5th Ave. Fishers Island. MA 4127 Winder Hwy NE Houston. South #300 St. KY 200 5th Ave. 18. GA 59212 Old Alabama Rd. AZ 5565 Rosey Lane Protem. NY 64 E 52nd St. South #300 St. 2. 10. FL 3652 Young Plaza Minneapolis. VA 26 Wax Myrtle St. Pueblo. 13. GA 55212 Old Alabama Rd. Bakersfield. Des Moines. IL 2602 Scales Street Washington. MA 4127 Winder Hwy NE Houston. Petersburg. 5. CA 227 Hamilton Mill Rd. MD 99891 Evergreen Way Fort Campbell. AK 7832 Martin Farm Rd. Denver. Crystal Cove. TX 30 ALT 90 W Miami. 11. Bakersfield. CO 1012 Satellite Blvd.O. Denver. FL 17165 Walker’s Landing Ketchikan. Box 52 Scottsdale. 14. 8.Address Checking Practice Test 2 [insert address checking practice test #2. followed by an answer sheet] Address Checking Practice Test 2 Answer Key: A) No Errors B) Street Address Only C) ZIP Code Only D) Both Correct Address Address ZIP Code Addresses To Be Corrected Address ZIP Code 1. Des Moines. 17. MN P. 3. AK 7732 Martin Farm Rd. 4. TX 30 ALT 90 W Miami. P. IL 2602 Scales Street Washington. Petersburg. NY 64 W 52nd St. Box 62616 Chicago. CA 2525 Porter Place 852454 65733 52223 33701-4313 55416 60612-0344 20037-8001 30167 06390 30385-1121 22202 02115-6234 77063 33130-2847 99950 80202-6043 60604 94111 97342-2911 03060 P. 7. 19. CO 99309 Walker Ave. 20. MD 99891 Evergreen Way Fort Campbell. Box 52 Scottsdale. FL 3652 Yeoman’s Plaza Minneapolis. Boston. Box 62616 Chicago. 16. CO 1220 Satellite Blvd. CA 2525 Porter Place 85254 65733 42222 33701-4313 55416 60612-0344 20037-8001 30117 00690 30385-1121 22262 02115-6234 77063 33180-2847 99650 80202-6043 60601 94111 97342-2911 00360 94 . CO 99309 Walker Ave. Fishers Island. MN P. AZ 5565 Rosey Lane Protem. 12. Boston. 9. IA 21682 Louann Cir. IA 21682 Louellen Cir. San Francisco. 15. San Francisco.O. Crystal City. Pueblo. FL 17165 Walker’s Landing Ketchikan.O. VA 26 Wax Myrtle St. CA 227 Hamilton Mill Rd.O. DC 8816 Buford Hwy Duluth. DC 8816 Buford Hwy Duluth.

Baton Rouge. AR 18-A Sunrise Ave.O. 34. IL P. Eugene. CA 680 Fan Dr. Box 126701 Queens. MS 607 Meryl Street Belleview. Providence. Birmingham. Hartford. Raleigh. Raleigh. 36. 33762 98101-5921 36152 33762 72287 05603 70810 29587-1191 04345 95008 10001-1472 85214 84401 60504 48206 98006 59067-8221 38310-8496 38369 11079-3917 48621-0489 95469-3578 20065-2613 99378 27613 57108-0986 Keene. VT 483 Capital St.O. 45. Box 3222 Florence. 32. NY 3324 Whitehawk St. MA 2805 Camilla Apt.Correct Address Address ZIP Code Addresses To Be Corrected Address ZIP Code 21. OR 8201 S.O. FL 7106 E. MS 607 Meryl Street Belleview. Box 3222 Florence.O. CT 11119 Foxtrot Ct. NC 5505 Mill Creek Dr. 43. AR 18-A Sunrise Ave. 212th St. LA 756 Jolly Dr. ME P. 38. TN 1 Ocean’s Way Clearwater. 23. B Grafton. LA 756 Jolly Dr. 22. Montpelier. B Grafton. ME P. Tower Park Hammand. Montpelier. LA 3719 Sherwood Forest Blvd. 28. 46. Providence. NH 66717 Clairmont Rd. Grand Rapids. FL P. 41. FL 7106 W Cascade Trail Little Rock. 42. 24. 33. 33762 98101-5922 36152 33762 82287 05603 70810 29857-1191 09395 96008 10001-1472 85214 84401 60504 48206 98006 59067-8212 38310-8496 38369 11077-3917 48621-0489 95469-3578 20065-2613 99378 27613 58208-0986 95 . 40. 37. 212th St. Myrtle Beach. 25. Birmingham. 39.O. WV 5391 Austin Ave. IL P. Gardner. NY 3324 Whitehawk St. FL P. MI 211 E. 30. WA 4461 Fair Oaks Lane Knoxville. Knoxville. NY 85 East 14th St. 35. NH 66717 Clairmont Rd. LA 3719 Sherwood Forest Blvd. MI 210 E. WA 2805 Camelia Apt. 31. Baton Rouge. Box 5161 Campbell. 26. Grand Rapids. Tower Park Hammand. Gardner. Cascade Trail Little Rock. WA 4461 Fair Oaks Cir. AL 50 Ormand Ave Ogden. Eugene. NC 5505 Mill Creek Rd. AL 50 Ormand Ave Ogden. Hartford. OR 8201 S. 29. Box 85677 Seattle. 27. Keene. RI P. Box 51611 Campbell.O. VT 4836 Capital St. SC 1 James Financial Blvd. CA 8842 Gainesville Hwy Planefield.O. 44. CA 680 Fan Dr. CT 11109 Foxtrot Ct. Clearwater. Fresno. Clearwater. SC 1 Jones Financial Blvd. Myrtle Beach.O. VT 16852 Cullen’s Way Aurora. NY 85 East 14th St. TN 1 Ocean Way Clearwater. VT 16852 Cullen’s Court Aurora. WV 5391 Austin Ave. CA 8842 Gainesville Hwy Plainfield. Box 126751 Queens. RI P. Box 85677 Seattle. Fresno.

MS 10627 Flat Shoals Rd. GA 3221 2nd Ave. 56. Longmont. 48. NJ 1602 Henderson Dr. Fort Wayne. FL 46793 74107 20902-8103 38604-6291 30051-2103 84107-3760 08753-2191 95350-3106 61821-0031 46806-7102 55129-0110 80501 33323-3107 32929 96 .O. Orlando. UT 8599 Melody Ct. 52. Salt Lake City. SD 2274 Post Oak Trail Madison. NJ 1602 Henderson Dr. Ridgewood. Main St. 51. IL 3976 Langdon Dr. MN 42 E. Ridgewood. MN 42 E. 50. WI 771 N 74th St. OK 347 McKenzie Farm Trail Silver Springs. Champaign. Box 46 Tupelo. Tulsa. Saint Paul. Fort Lauderdale. Sioux Falls. OK 347 McKenzie Farm Trail Silver Springs. MS 10627 Flat Shoals Dr. 57. Modesto. MD P. Salt Lake City. Box 46 Tupelo. SD 227 Post Oak Trail Madison. MD P. CA 1998 North Ave. 49. IN 81977 Ponce de Leon Ave. Tulsa. Orlando. FL 4175 5th Ave. Saint Paul. 53. Fort Wayne. Main St. FL 46793 74107 20902-3103 38804-6291 30051-2103 84107-3860 08753-2191 95350-3106 61821-0031 46806-7102 55124-0110 80501 33323-3107 32929 Sioux Falls. IL 3976 Langdon Dr. Covington. CO 1104 Chesterton Ave. FL 4175 5th Ave. Modesto. UT 8599 Melody Ct. GA 3421 2nd Ave. IN 81977 Ponce de Leon Ave. 60.Correct Address Address ZIP Code Addresses To Be Corrected Address ZIP Code 47. 59. Covington. WI 771 N 74th St.O. CA 1998 North Ave. Longmont. CO 1104 Chesterton Pkwy Fort Lauderdale. Champaign. 54. 55. 58.

37. 6. 20. 60. 29. 39. 45. 42. 46. 16. 35. 4. 57. 59. 40. 97 . 30. 47. 48. 43.Address Checking Practice Test 2 ANSWER SHEET 1. 9. 38. 23. 25. 56. 34. 33. 50. 11. 58. 10. 15. 5. 51. 21. 54. 44. 19. 14. 8. 32. 13. 12. 17. 18. 28. 22. 41. 24. 31. 52. 36. 53. 55. 2. 3. 7. 27. 26. 49.

C 21. 56. D A B C B A A B A D B A C C B D A A A A C A B A . A 5.Address Checking Practice Test 2 ANSWER KEY 1. 40.D 26.A 20. 59.C 15.C 16.C 29.B 35. 60. A 3.B 32. 39.B 98 37. 38.A 34. B 6.B 28. 52.A 13. 55. 41. 47. 53. A 8. 45. B 11. C 9. C 4.A 14.B 25. 42. A 7. 46. 51.A 27. C 23. D 12. 57. 44. B 19.B 24.D 18. 43. 54. 49. 50. D 10.B 17. C 2.A 22.A 33. 48. 58.A 36.D 31.D 30.

CO 1818 Walker Lane Chicago. AL 44681 Riverside Lane Lawrenceville. CO 888 Washington St. Bronx. 3. SC 4219 Covington Hwy Covington. GA P. FL 1750 Wishbone Way Myrtle Beach. CA 444 State Rt.O. VA 877 42nd St Montpelier. AL 44681 Riverside Dr. San Francisco. 2. Mobile. 12 Eugene.O. Orlando. San Francisco. Mobile. 9. Orlando. GA 887 Brinkley Lake Dr. MO 15673 Creekland Ct. Box 4277 Minneapolis. NC 3333 Marston Hill Dr. VA 877 42nd St Montpelier. CT 65656 Suwanee Ave Longmont. CO 1818 Walker Lane Chicago. NY P. IA 56578 W Tower Ave Crystal City. 15. CA 46 E. 8. 856 Candler Park Dr. 13. Box 99309 Pueblo. Box 1606 Protem. CT 65656 Suwanee Ave Longmont. 7. 5. IN P.O. 14. 17.O. Box 6678 Sioux Falls. IA 56678 W Tower Ave Crystal City.O. VT 9564 Morningside Dr Duluth. 12 Eugene. 11. 4. GA 887 Brinkley Park Dr. 20. SD 5079 Black Rock Mtn Dr Hartford. OR 11199 Cooperstown Pkwy Queens. MN 106 Cambridge Farms Dr Des Moines. NY P. SD 5079 Black Rock Mtn Dr Hartford. CO 888 Washington St. Box 6678 Sioux Falls. Box 993110 Pueblo. Box 1606 Protem. 21. 10. Bronx. Campbell. IL P.O. MO 15673 Creekland Ct. NC 3333 Marston Hill Dr. 19.O. 16. GA 10452 65732 94111 27613 32929 29587-1191 30072 30385-1121 36608-0391 30043 95008 99378 48621-0489 57108 20065-2613 80501 60612 55416 60604 22203 05603 30167 886 Candler Park Dr. Campbell. OR 11199 Cooperstown Pkwy Bronx. CA 46 W 75th St. 18. Box 4274 Minneapolis. NY P. NY P. 12. Lawrenceville. FL 1780 Wishbone Way Myrtle Beach. Raleigh. CA 444 State Rt.O. 22. VT 9565 Morningside Dr Duluth. MN 106 Cambridge Farms Dr Des Moines. 75th St. 6. GA 10453 65732 94111 27613 32829 29587-1191 30072 30385-1921 36608-0891 30044 95000 99378 48621-0489 57106 20065-2616 80501 60612 55416 60604 22202 05608 30167 99 . GA P. Raleigh.Address Checking Practice Test 3 Answer Key: A) No Errors B) Street Address Only C) ZIP Code Only D) Both Correct Address Address ZIP Code Addresses To Be Corrected Address ZIP Code 1. SC 4219 Covington Hwy Covington.

Correct Address Address ZIP Code Addresses To Be Corrected Address ZIP Code 23. WA P. LA 711 Cardinal Lakes Dr 30533 33701-4313 98006 60612 38804-6291 59067-8221 33150-2847 15218-2109 98755 48206 76131 19713 22191 79109 16497-5608 96818 36608-0391 71291 85254 43185 34571 34236 37803-3192 60604 38369 82287 4225 Black Mtn Rd Dahlonega. 29. OH A-149 Wendel Way Tuscaloosa. 39. HI 4591 Liberty Crest Dr Mobile. Box 1199 Grand Rapids. 26. 33. WV 399 Bowling Rock Hwy Miami. 34. 42. LA 711 Cardinal Lakes Dr 30533 33701-4313 98006 60613 38804-6291 59067-8222 33150-2847 15218-2109 98755 48208 76131 19713 22191 79108 16497-5600 96819 36608-0391 71291 85254 43185 34572 84236 37803-3192 60604 38369 72287 100 . AZ 807 Dexter St Columbus. MI 3675 Hawkins Way Fort Myers. 38. GA P.O. Petersburg. Pittsburgh. GA P. LA 1526 S Hershey Dr Scottsdale. FL 23045 Fresno Dr. Box 1199 Grand Rapids. TX 12227 US Hwy 7 N Newark. IL 475 S 15th St Tupelo. WA 346 Whitehurst Blvd Chicago. 27. Box 7707 St. IL 475 S 15th St Tupelo. Box 677 Sarasota. Yorktown. 677 Sarasota. AL P. 37. FL 1211 Newcut Rd Marysville. NY 32 Roundtree Ct Honolulu. IA 8847 Worthington Pkwy Hammond. DE 201 Bloomington Ave Yorktown. VA 141 N 14th St Amarillo. 40. AL P. 25.O. AZ 807 Dexter Ave Columbus.O. 425 Black Mtn Rd Dahlonega. 31. TN PO Box 999 Des Moines. DE 201 Bloomington St. 41.O. 24. LA 1525 S Hershey Dr Scottsdale. PA 699 Brookwood Dr Seattle. 45. 30. 36. MA 11909 Willow Lane Grafton. 43. HI 4591 Liberty Crest Dr Mobile. AL 105 Parkson Way Monroe. TX 13604 Morristown Rd Rochester. WV 399 Bowling Rock Hwy Miami. Box 7707 St. VA 141 S 14th St Amarillo. TX 12227 US Hwy 7 N Newark. 28. 47. AL 105 Parkson Way Monroe. OH A-149 Wendel Way Tuscaloosa. IA 8847 Worthington Pkwy Hammond. 44. 35. FL 23045 Fresno Dr Pittsburgh. WA 346 Whitehurst Ave Chicago. WA P. 32. MS 11909 Willow Lane Grafton. 46. TX 13604 Morristown Rd Rochester. Petersburg. MI 3675 Hawkins Way Fort Worth. FL 1211 New Cut Rd Marysville. NY 32 Roundtree Cir Honolulu.O. 48.O. TN PO Box 999 Des Moines. FL 9945 Leland Pkwy Belleview. FL 9945 Leland Ave Belleview. PA 699 Brookwood St Seattle.

55. SC 50 Olive St Cade.O. GA 51 Mangram St. 54. CA 2627 Douglas Street Keene. NJ 1600 Henderson Ave Modesto. CA 3421 Beasley St Silver Springs. UT 30548-6584 36152 97342 03060 33762 70810 29587-1191 84401 08753-2191 95350 20902-3103 84107 Little Rock. 53. NH P. LA 2627 Douglas Street Keene. TN 227 Thompson Mill Rd Bakersfield. NH P. 59. 51. 58. AR 6748 Winder Hwy Winder. 57. NJ 1600 Henderson Ave Modesto. GA 51 Mangram St Knoxville. UT 30548-6884 36152 97342 03060 33762 70819 29587-1191 84401 08753-2194 95380 20902-3103 84107 101 . Box 11110 Clearwater. 50. Nashville. FL 18-A Kai Park Dr Baton Rouge.O. LA 322 Cameron Blvd Myrtle Beach.Correct Address Address ZIP Code Addresses To Be Corrected Address ZIP Code Little Rock.O. TN 225 Thompson Mill Rd Bakersfield. FL 18-A Kai Park Dr Baton Rouge. Box 6789 Salt Lake City. MD P. NC 8866 Oakgrove Pkwy Ridgewood. MD P. 52. 56. Sc 50 Olive St Cade. NC 8867 Oakbrook Pkwy Ridgewood. CA 3421 Beasley Ave Silver Springs. AR 49. 6743 Winder Hwy Winder. LA 323 Cameron Blvd Myrtle Beach.O. Box 11110 Clearwater. 60. Box 6789 Salt Lake City.

40. 8. 46. 41. 39. 35. 59. 15. 37. 36. 54. 30. 48. 33. 9. 53. 28. 24. 27. 12. 25. 50. 52.Address Checking Practice Test 3 ANSWER SHEET 1. 56. 10. 11. 55. 7. 60. 19. 4. 2. 31. 57. 23. 47. 17. 102 . 20. 6. 26. 38. 34. 22. 58. 3. 49. 21. 14. 42. 44. 29. 16. 13. 45. 43. 51. 5. 18. 32.

37.C 22. 46.B 23.A 25. 53. 39.B 32.B 36.B 19. A 8. 55. B 24. 44.A 30. 58. 47. 38.D 12.A 13.Address Checking Practice Test 3 ANSWER KEY 1. D 2. B 7. 45. A 3.B 34. B 5. 50.C 16. 52. 43. D 9.C 15. 56. 48. 51. D C D A A B B C C B A A C D B B A A C B A D C B A 103 . B 26.B 28. C 10.A 17. 54. 40.A 35.D 21.A 20. A 4.C 33. 60.B 18. 49.D 11. 57. C 6.C 29. 59.D 27.B 14. 42.A 31. 41.

10a. Postmaster: Please hold mail for: 1. Address 3a. Route Number To be completed by carrier for Option B Only Accumulated mail was picked up on (date)___________________. Resume deliver on (date) ______________________ 10b. Begin Holding Mail (Date) 4.) 6. (Best option if no one will be home to receive mail or your return date may change. Holding dates range must be between 5 and 25 days. 5. Carrier 8b. Carrier signature:________________________ *This is an example of a post office form. 3b.SECTION 4C TESTING: FORMS COMPLETION Forms Completion Test 1 Authorization to Hold Mail NOTE: Give completed form to your letter carrier or your local post office. Resume Delivery (Date) Option A Please deliver all accumulated mail and resume normal delivery on the Resume Delivery date shown above. Bin Number 9b. Option B I will pick up all accumulated mail when I return and do not wish mail delivery to resume until I do this. Clerk 9a. Date Received 8a. 104 . Name(s) 2. Customer Signature For Post Office Use Only 7.

Box 3 B. Judy Barlow C. all of the following would be appropriate entries for 9a except: A. D. 30533-4441 D. Box 8b C. Box 9a 105 . Beth Reily 6. Box 8b D. In the form above. The customer would like to pick up all accumulated mail upon his return. Charlie Nguyen 2. Write his name in Box 6. Box 6 C.1. How would a mail carrier indicate the date on which he resumed mail delivery? A. January 3. Box 5 D. 4. In which box would he fill in his name? A. The clerk who received this form is Roberto Kellen. Jose Jimenez D. 2008 C. C. Box 2 B. What would be an appropriate entry in Box 1: A. Place an “x” in the checkbox inside Box 5. Write “2/23/08” on line 10a. Numbers would be part of a correct response in the following boxes EXCEPT: A. 19 B. Box 9b D. Write “2/23/08” in Box 2. Box 8b C. In which Box number would he select this option? A. Box 8a B. Box 9b 5. Bi-monthly B. B. Box 2 3.

Apt. Box 5 8. Box 3 and Box 4 C. A dollar amount is required in BOTH of these boxes: A. STATE. In the form above. Box 2 C. PO Box) 6. STREET ADDRESS (Street. Handling Fee 2. 7. $ Total Postage plus Fees TO: 4. Box 5 and Box 1 D.RECEIPT NUMBER 9999 1111 9999 RECEIPT NUMBER 9999 1111 9999 Insured Mail Receipt Office 887463 DOMESTIC MAIL $300 and under FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Postage Insurance Fee $ 1. Box 3 B. 5. numbers would be part of a correct response in all the following boxes EXCEPT: A. ZIP 7. CITY. Box 2 and Box 5 106 . Box 6 D. Box 3 and Box 5 B. Number. Fragile Perishable Liquid Hazardous *This is an example of a post office form. Amount of Coverage: 3.

The total postage plus fees for this item is $4. No signature required. C. Other:_________ 5. Box 2 B. Box 6 D. At time of delivery. Box 3 D. Item(s) Require(s) Payment: Postage Due Customs *This is an example of a post office form. item will be returned to sender. Box 3 C. Box 2 D. Box 7 11. Available for Pick-Up After: Date: Time: We will attempt to redeliver ___ more times.D. 7 Final Notice: On _________.9. Box 1 Attempted Delivery Notification Today’s Date Sender’s Name Recipient’s Name 1. Box 4 D. Box 5 B. Today we attempted to deliver: Letter Package Perishable Item Other:_________ 2. Box 4 C.29. signature will be required. Box 5 C. The recipient of this item lives in Atlanta.O. . Where would the amount of Insurance Coverage be recorded? A. Item(s) can be picked up (see reverse side of this card). Where would her name go? A. In which box would this information be recorded? A. Box 3 12. In which box would this amount be recorded? A. Box 7 B. Total Amount Due $ 6. Box 1 10. Item Number(s) 4. This item is being shipped to Marcia Schirmer. 107 . GA. Box 7 B. Item is now located: at local post office (see reverse side of this card for street address) 3. Box 6 C.

2008. 2008. Box 3 D. Box 2 C. 41788-2211 16.. Choose an appropriate entry for Box 2. Bi-monthly B. 1717 Steve Reynolds Blvd C. where should the delivery employee indicate the type of item he attempted to deliver? A. Box 1 D. Which would be a correct entry in Box 7: A. A. 2008 C. Box 6 C. Caroline Mathis D. Box 3 C. Box 7 15. The delivery employee attempted to deliver the item on July 5.m. Box 3 B. Box 5 C. Where would the item number be written? A. In which box would this be noted? A. On the back of the form B. In the form above.13. Box 4 108 . Box 6 B. January 3. 2/23/08 B. Where would this information go on the form? A. Box 4 B. Reynaldo Johnson D. July 5. Box 1 D. Box 1 17. Box 6 14. 1008759932 18. Box 7 D. The item will be available for pick-up after 3:00 p.

Box 5 D. 4. 2. Box 3 C. Number. Box 4 21. $1. Where would this amount be entered? A.59 D. CITY. The total postage plus fees for this item is $3. ZIP 8. $ 5. $1. 6. 19. PO Box) 7. STATE. In the form above. Numbers would be part of a correct entry for all these boxes EXCEPT: A. all of the following would be appropriate entries for Box 3 except: A.27 20. $2. *This is an example of a post office form. Apt. Box 4 109 . Box 2 D. Box 6 B. 5/16/08 B. Box 7 C. Box 3 B.RECEIPT NUMBER 2222 3333 4444 RECEIPT NUMBER 2222 3333 4444 MAIL CERTIFICATION RECEIPT Office 887463 DOMESTIC MAIL ONLY *No insurance available. 3. STREET ADDRESS (Street.29.22 C. $ FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Postage Certification Fee Return Receipt Fee (Signature Required) Handling Fee Total Postage plus Fees TO: 1.

2008 C. Box 3 110 . Check Amount 2. Box 10 C. *DO NOT deliver item until payment is collected. 2222 3333 4444 D. $4. Date Delivered 8. Choose an appropriate entry for Box 7. Mobile. AL 40098 B. Number: 7. What would be an appropriate entry in Box 8? A. A. 11. Cash Amount $ 4. $ 3. COD Charge on Delivery 1. all of the following require a date to be recorded EXCEPT: A.O. The receipt number for this mail certification is: A.13 23. *This is an example of a post office form. 450 Copies 24. Delivered By 6. Box 11 B. January 3. 25. In the form above. 7/16/08 C. Mobile. Customer paying by CHECK: Collect the amount shown below. TO: Check Number: M. 2222 3333 4444 B. Date Payment Sent to Sender 9. 15117 Timber Ridge Dr C. 15117 Timber Ridge Dr MAIL CARRIER: Remove Copies 1 & 2 at Time of Delivery *DO NOT allow recipient to examine contents of item before payment. Raquel Dougherty D. Received By: (Print Name and Sign) 5. The same as the ZIP Code of the recipient D.22. Customer paying by CASH: Collect the amount shown below. AL 40098 B. Date Form 9999 Submitted 10.

C. Box 2 C. Write “$19. A checkmark or “X” in the small checkbox C.95” in Box 5. Box 9 26. Box 1 D.95? A. Box 4 B. How would the mail carrier indicate that the check was written for $19. This item is being delivered to Norman Bingham.D. Where would this information be entered? A. Check #588 B. $12. Check the small box inside Box 2 of the form. Box 7 B. Box 8 27. There is not a place on the form to record this information. 28. Box 6 D. The check number is 588.59 30. Write “19. Box 5 111 . Box 5 C. Where would this be entered on the form? A. Box 7 29.95” in Box 3. B. In which Box number would this be indicated? A. Box 4 D. 30533-4441 D. Box 2 B. Box 3 C. The customer pays for this item with a check. D.What would be an appropriate entry in Box 1: A.

30. 16. 18. 6. 12. 9.Forms Completion Test 1 ANSWER SHEET 1. 2. 27. 5. 22. 10. 24. 11. 29. 15. 23. 20. 17. 8. 13. 25. 26. 28. 7. 19. 4. 3. 21. 14. 112 .

D D B A C A B A A C C B D B D 113 . 21. 15. 3. 29. 5. 10. 9. 4. 13. 24. 27. 25. 19. 28. 8. 20.Forms Completion Test 1 ANSWER KEY 1. 7. A C C B D A D B C B A A A D C 16. 12. 11. 17. 23. 18. 2. 6. 26. 30. 22. 14.

Numbers would be part of a correct response in the following boxes EXCEPT: A. all of the following would be appropriate entries for (4a) except: A. 4. (11) 3. In which box number would he select this option? A. $25 C. (6) B. (4a) Oz. B. There is not a place for this information on the form. (4) Detailed Description of Contents (5) Qty. (5) C. C. Write “2/23/08” in Box 2. How would a mail carrier indicate that the item’s general category is “Gift”? A.Forms Completion Practice Test 2 Net Wt. (6) 114 . 1. (12) D. (12) Total Value (13) Postage and Fees (14) *This is an example of a portion of a post office form. In the form above. Place an “x” in the checkbox for “Gift” inside Box (15). 1 D. (7) B. (6) Lbs. Write the word “Gift” across the top of the form. (4b) Value (US $) (7) For Commercial Senders Only Goods XY tariff Country of FGH Value number (8) Origin (9) (10) Check One (11) Airmail Check One (15) Gift Documents Merchandise Returned Goods Commercial Sample Other – Explanation: Priority Surface/Nonpriority Total Gross Wt. 5 2. D. 2 B. The customer wants the item to be sent Airmail.

In addition. $15. Box 6 115 . In which Box number would this information be entered on this form? A. (5) THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED SENDER 1. (9) D.) (C) Service Type Certified Registered Express C. (B) Mail Article Number (Copy from service label. Restricted Delivery B.O. A. 30533-4441 D. (7) D. 2008 C.C. (D) Restricted Delivery? Yes NO 6. The Mail Article Number on the service label is 22229999. (8) 5. Box 4 B. 7. 2.50 6. For the form above.D. choose an appropriate entry for Box 2. In which box would this amount be entered? A. enter delivery address below: 3. 22229999 C. Japan B. (14) B. Complete items A. and C. (A) Mail Article Addressed to: UPON DELIVERY Signature X Addressee Addressee’s Agent Date Delivered 1. complete item D if Restricted Delivery is desired. Attach card to the item to be mailed. January 3. 2/15/08 D. 4. (12) C. Card will be returned to you. What would be an appropriate entry in Box (9)? A. Received by (Print Name) 2. The total postage and fees for this transaction is $15. Box 5 C. B. Is delivery address different from Box (A)? Yes No If YES. Print your name and address on the reverse side of this card. Hunter Smith 8.50. 5. 3.

Duluth. D. 2008 30533 Alexander Buchanan 12. How would a mail carrier indicate the date on which the item was delivered? A. 10.Numbers would be part of a correct response in the following boxes EXCEPT: A. Tell his supervisor. Box 1 B. B. In which box would he sign his name? A. Box 5 D. What A. Box 4 D. Box 2 9. Box 6 11. Record the date on the back of the form. would be an appropriate entry in Box 5? 12 Dove Dr. The person receiving this item is Joey Cummings. GA 30982 January 3. Box 3 116 . Record the date in Box 3. Record the date in Box 6.D. B. Box 1 C. C. Box 6 B. C. Box 3 C. D.

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Apt. I authorize the delivery employee to indicate on this form that the item was delivered. delivery of this item. 5. Form 987654321.RECEIPT NUMBER 11111 44444 88888 RECEIPT NUMBER 11111 44444 88888 RETURN RECEIPT FOR MERCHANDISE Office 887463 Postage $ DOMESTIC MAIL *No Insurance Provided 1. Number. STREET ADDRESS (Street. Return Receipt Fee (Signature Required) Handling Fee $ Total Postage plus Fees $ $ 2. CITY. ZIP 7. PO Box) 6. and I understand that this signature (of the delivery employee) will constitute valid proof of       WAIVER OF SIGNATURE delivery RECIPIENT’S NAME *Please print clearly. STATE. 3. 4. March 2008 118 .

Box 7 C.M.50“ in Box 1. 119 . 16.*This is an example of a post office form. $4. 8 . For the form above. Box 4 B. would be an appropriate entry in Box 4? Bi-monthly January 3. Box 4 C. The recipient’s name is Alberto MacKenzie. B. $2. Box 3 17. Add together the amounts in Boxes 1. 2. and 3. TX D. DELIVERY *To Be Completed by Delivery Service Delivery Attempt Mo. Box 6 D. 2008 30533-4441 $7. Box 1 D. C. Box 6 D. Write “2/23/08” in Box 2. 13. The Handling fee for this item is $2. Box 3 B. What A. How would a mail clerk find the total amount of the postage and fees? A.29 B.14.16 18. Employee Signature 1. B. D. Box 5 15.M. $5.23 C. In which Box number should this information be entered? A. C. Box 7 C. P. D. In which box would this amount be entered? A. Where would the recipient’s street address go? A. Box 4 ORIGIN *To Be Completed by Delivery Service ZIP Code Delivery Date Next Day 2nd 2nd Del.00 14. choose which of the following would NOT be an appropriate entry for Box 4? A. Write the Receipt Number in Box 4. Austin. Day Time A. Write “$3. Box 5 B.

Time A. All of A.Postage Date Accepted Delivery Attempt Yr. Box 7 20. Accepting Employee’s Initials Flat Rate 7.M.15 would be an appropriate entry for all of the following boxes EXCEPT: A. Employee Signature $ $ 2. C. Box 2 D. Box 1 23. D. oz. How would she indicate this on the form? A. In the form above. The delivery employee who accepted this item is Shannon Murdock. Day Return Receipt Fee Time Accepted A.M. Mo. Box 8 C. P. DELIVERY: Scheduled Date Month Day DELIVERY DATE Mo. Box 5 D. Box 2 21. P.M. Write her name in Box 5. OR Weight Lbs. P. $4. Which of the following boxes requires a ZIP Code? A. 19. Place an “x” inside Box 8. Where would this date be noted? A. B. D. Box 2 C. C.M.M. 3. Day Employee Signature COD Fee 4.M. Box 3 B.M. 22. Mo. Total Postage and Fees $ 6. Day Time A. The delivery employee first attempted to deliver this item on April 12th. Int’l Alpha Country Code 5. Box 4 D. Box 3 B. Box 6 B. Insurance Fee DELIVERY: Scheduled Time 12:00 Noon 4:00 P. Write her name under the ZIP Code in Box 1. B. 120 these boxes require a monetary amount to be entered EXCEPT: Box 2 Box 1 Box 4 Box 6 . Box 3 C. Write her initials in Box 7. *This is an example of a post office form.

99.24. Box 7 121 . Box 6 D. Box 4 C. Where would this amount be entered? A. The COD fee for this item is $4. Box 1 B.

00? A. Insurance Fee $ Insurance Coverage: 3.00” in Box 2. 25. March 2008 *This is an example of a post office form. Write “paid” in Box 7. This information is located in which of the following boxes? A. C. Write “$10. $ Total Postage plus Fees 1. Write “$10. D. B. 122 .The customer would like to record the Receipt Number in his notebook. STREET ADDRESS (Street. Number. all of the following would be appropriate entries for Box 4 except: A. STATE.00” Box 3. Box 1 B. Priority Mail D. Handling Fee 4. 6. Box 4 D. 7. PO Box) 8. Write “$10.00” in Box 4. CITY.RECEIPT NUMBER 4444 8888 3333 RECEIPT NUMBER 4444 8888 3333 INSURED MAIL RECEIPT Office 887463 OFFICIAL USE ONLY Postage $ DOMESTIC MAIL ONLY Over $250 2. $350 C. Box 7 27. $250 B. Box 9 C. Apt. Fragile Liquid Hazardous 5. How would a mail carrier indicate that the insurance fee is $10. RECIPIENT’S NAME *Please print clearly. Form 987654321. ZIP 9. In the form above. $300 26.

Box 2 B. A name is required in Box: A. Box 8 30. In which box would “$400” be recorded? A. Box 4 B. Box 1 D. Box 2 C.28. Box 7 C. Boxes 3 and 4 123 . state. Box 8 B. Box 3 D. Box 9 D. Box 7 C. The customer would like to purchase insurance coverage for this item. He would like the insurance coverage amount to be $400. and ZIP Code be entered? A. Where would the recipient’s city. Box 4 29.

22. 20. 26. 10. 17. 13. 25. 2. 5. 24. 9.Forms Completion Test 2 ANSWER SHEET 1. 3. 124 . 14. 28. 12. 16. 4. 19. 6. 11. 21. 27. 23. 18. 29. 15. 8. 30. 7.

22. 23. 17. 30. 9. C D A D B C D B B C A D B A C 125 . 8.Forms Completion Test 2 ANSWER KEY 1. 10. 24. 14. 28. 25. 7. 12. 21. 2. 27. 6. B D A C A A D C B A A B C D D 16. 11. 26. 13. 18. 29. 20. 19. 3. 5. 15. 4.

How would a mail carrier indicate the date on which the item arrived? A. Box 1b B. Box 1b or Box 2b B. Box 1a C. Box 1a or Box 4 D. The number 422-933-0800 would be an appropriate entry in which of the following boxes? A. Record the date in Box 1a. Record the date in Box 4. 2a.Forms Completion Test 3 Item Arrival Date & Time 4. 4. Record the date in Box. D. A date C. Box 1a or Box 2a C. A telephone number 126 . 3. Address. Box 2b 2. The sender’s e-mail address is johnsmith@e-mail.com. 1a.. Box 2a D. 1. A street address B. B. Box 3 or Box 4 3. 2b. C. A monetary value D. What do both 1b and 2b require? A. This form used for First-Class Mail or Priority Mail only. Where would this be noted? A. MAILER Sender’s Name. Record the date in Box 2a. and E-mail Address If Any Telephone Recipient’s Name and Address Telephone Name and signature of Clerk 1b.

Recipient Information Recipient Name 2. Address 2 Priority 6. In the form above. 23 127 . Box 1b C. Address 1 2a. $2. Box 1a B. Box 4 B. all of the following would be appropriate entries for Box 3 EXCEPT: A. Item Information Quantity 1.16 B. Expedited Mail Company Overnight Guaranteed 4. 2c. City Parcel Post (Domestic or International) State ZIP 2b. Box 1a 6.5. 7. Box 3 D. The Clerk approving this form is Jack Austin. Box 3 D. 5. Where should the sender’s name be entered? A. Box 4 1. Estimated total weight of all packages_______ (in pounds) 3. 12 D. 10 C. Box 2a C. Where would his name and signature go? A.

Where would this be noted? A. Box 5 11. Box 1 D. Box 6 B. Box 6 B. Box 4 10. Box 2b C. What A. The recipient’s ZIP Code is 82344-0111. Box 3 C. 2008 30533-4441 233 Crocus Lane 12. D. Box 2b 9. Box 6 C. Box 5 C.99 January 3. Box 4 B. Numbers would be part of a correct response in the following boxes EXCEPT: A. B. Box 4 D. Box 5 D. C. In which Box number would he select this option? A. Where would the estimated total weight of all packages be entered? A. Box 3 D. Box 2c B. The customer would like to mail this package Overnight Guaranteed. Box 2a 128 .8. would be an appropriate entry in Box 2a? $2.

Box 6b 129 . State. Accepted by Title Date 9. Box 3 C. ZIP (9-digit) E-mail Address Telephone Signature Date 13.. Box 7 15. Box 1 B. a date is required in: A.Recipient Name Title Postal Employee 1. 8. Company Name Street Address City. Box 7 C. 5. Where would this information be recorded? A. In which box would this information be recorded? A. 2. 7. Box 2 D. Box 1 C. The recipient is employed by A-1 Advertising. The recipient’s title is Account Manager. 6b. Box 9 D. Box 7 B. Box 9 D. Box 2 14. Box 9 16. Boxes 8 and 10 C. Box 9 D. 10. Numbers would be part of a correct response for which of the following boxes: A. Boxes 6a and 6b B. In the form above. 3. 6a. Box 1 B. 4.

4. 3. Box 5 21. What A. D. Box 3 C. Authorized By Type of Advertising Authorized General None Specified Contact Name and Telephone Number Date 2a 5. Box 4 D. Box 3 130 . C. In the form above. Where would this information be recorded? A. Print Order or Press Run (Total copies printed) 1. Box 2 B. Box 5 20. Box 6a B. Other Distribution 3. Total Copies Mailed _______________________________ 2. B. Box 1 B. Box 8 Publication Title Catalog Publication Number This Issue Verified by 1. Box 4 C. Box 7 D. Issue Frequency 2. Box 6b C. . Where would this information be recorded? A. On the back of the form B. in which box would the publication title be entered? A. would be an appropriate entry in Box 10: Account Manager 401 Blueberry Dr 30533-4441 2/02/08 18.17. Where would this be noted? A. 500 copies of this publication were printed. Remaining Copies Total (1 + 2 + 3) _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ 19. Box 2 C. Box 3 D. The issue frequency is bi-weekly. The recipient’s e-mail is suesmith@e-mail. In total.com.

In which box would this be noted? A.D. Amy Madison. Box 2 B. Is delivery address different from Box (A)? Yes No If YES.O. 1. Attach card to the item to be mailed. Box 1 C. Box 2a THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED SENDER 4. Jackson Winthrop received the delivered item. enter delivery address below: 6. 30533 B.) 2. Box 4 D. The person who authorized this publication is Samuel Carver. complete item D if Restricted Delivery is desired. $2. Box 4 C. 423-998-3771 23. Print your name and address on the reverse side of this card. Card will be returned to you. Received by (Print Name) Addressee’s Agent 4. Box 7 131 . Which of the following would be an appropriate entry for Box 3? A. Where would his name be entered? A. 6. (B) Mail Article Number (Copy from service label. Box 5 24.45 C. 5. Box 4 22. Box 3 B. March 18. Where would his name be printed? A. UPON DELIVERY Signature X Addressee 3. (C) Service Type Certified Registered Express C. B. In the form above. (D) Restricted Delivery? Yes NO 25. 7. This form was submitted on March 18. Box 1 D. 2008.D. In addition. and C. Date Delivered (A) Mail Article Addressed to: 5. Complete items A. 2008 D.

Check the small checkbox marked “Addressee” in Box 4. 2223339876 B. Box 2 C. Box 5 C. C. Box 3 27. Box 3 D. Ask recipient to write “received” somewhere on the form. How would a mail carrier indicate that the item was delivered to the addressee? A. Box 1 C. Box 6 B.B. B. Box 6 132 . 565 C. Where would Mr. Write “addressee” in Box 5. Box 6 26. 9000022 D. 28. Box 2 B. Box 2 D. Each of the following could be an appropriate entry for Box 2 EXCEPT: A. Box 1 B. A name would be part of a correct response in the following boxes EXCEPT: A. Box 5 29. Box 2 C. Write “delivered” in Box 1. In which Box number would the date be recorded? A. 2008. Johannes Blackburn 30. Winthrop enter his signature? A. Box 4 D. The item is delivered to Jackson Winthrop. D. The item was delivered to Jackson Winthrop on July 21. Box 3 D.

6. 27. 30. 4. 9. 20. 10. 14. 15. 133 . 22. 7. 26. 11. 25. 19. 2. 5. 13. 17. 3. 16. 29.Forms Completion Test 3 ANSWER SHEET 1. 28. 24. 18. 21. 8. 23. 12.

3. 2. 14. 17. 29. 9. 11. 26. 13. 19. 15. 28. 8. 7. 6.Forms Completion Test 3 ANSWER KEY 1. 4. 24. 10. B A D D D C A B B C D A B B C 16. 27. 21. 30. 25. 23. 20. 12. D D A A D B D C D B A C A D C 134 . 5. 22. 18.

7 Crockett Way 12. Coding Guide Address Range 1-99 Huntington Ln 10-200 Pleasantdale Rd 5-15 Hwy 72 100-200 Huntington Ln 16-40 Hwy 72 1000-1100 Wilmont Ave 1-10 Crockett Way 200-1500 Pleasantdale Rd All mail that doesn’t fall in one of the address ranges above. Address 1.3000 Wilmont Ave 15.SECTION 4-D TESTING: CODING/MEMORY Coding/Memory First-Step Quiz Section 1: Coding Answer the following questions using the Coding Guide Provided.3545 Wilmont Ave Mark your Delivery Route A B C D Delivery Route A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 135 .135 Huntington Ln 16.37 Hwy 72 17.145 Pleasantdale Rd 18. 8 Hwy 53 8. 62 Huntington Ln 5. 155 Pleasantdale Rd 4. 6 Crocket Way 2.1500 Wilmont Ave 11.97 Hwy 72 14. 145 Huntington Ln 7. 188 Pleasantdale Rd 9. 29 Hwy 72 3. 99 Crockett Way 6. answers on the Answer sheet on the next page. 133 Huntington Ln 13. 47 Huntington Ln 10.

175 Huntington Ln A A B B C C D D 136 .19.4 Crockett Way 20.

11. 8. 137 . 19. 18. 6. 26. 35. 39. 37. 12. 33. 4. 5.Coding/Memory First-Step Quiz ANSWER SHEET Section 1: Coding 1. 34. 17. 20. 25. 7. 9. 32. 29. 24. 23. Section 2: Memory 21. 3. 13. 27. 15. 30. 14. 38. 36. 40. 22. 16. 10. 2. 31. 28.

5 Huntington Ln 39. 15 Parker Ave 34. 7 Crockett Way 22.Coding/Memory First-Step Quiz Section 2 Memory Take a few minutes to memorize the Coding Guide provided. 176 Pleasantdale Rd 32. 19 Hwy 72 24. 39 Hwy 72 31. 67 Huntington Ln 33. Then answer the questions on the next page. 54 Huntington Ln 25. 1200 Wilmont Ave 27. 127 Huntington Ln 36. Address 21. 187 Pleasantdale Rd 38. Use the answer sheet on page [Insert page #] to mark your answers. 1600 Pleasantdale 23. 14 Hwy 72 26. 1040 Wilmont Ave 37. without looking at the guide. 1000 Wilmont Ave 29. 8 Crockett Way 35. Coding Guide Address Range 1-99 Huntington Ln 10-200 Pleasantdale Rd 5-15 Hwy 72 100-200 Huntington L 16-40 Hwy 72 1000-1100 Wilmont Ave 1-10 Crockett Way 200-1500 Pleasantdale Rd All mail that doesn’t fall in one of the address ranges above. 300 Pleasantdale Rd 28. 565 Huntington Ln 30. 18 Hwy 127 138 Delivery Route A B C D Delivery Route A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D .

2 Crockett Way A B C D 139 .40.

B 16. D 6.D 14. D 15. B 3. B 17. B 21.Coding/Memory First-Step Quiz ANSWER KEY Coding: Questions 1-20 Memory: Questions 21-40 1. A 10. 32. 38. B 7. 28. 40. 30. D 8. 37. 29.C 12. C D B A A D C C D B A A D C B C A A D C 140 . 27.A 18. 26. A 9. D 11. 39. 25. 23. 35. 36. C 2.C 20. A 4. D 19. 24. A 5. 31.B 13. 34. 33. 22.

19000 Wyndham Way 14. Address 1. Coding Guide [1] Address Range 801-1240 Jackson Dr. 1255 Jackson Dr 13. 1200 Jackson Dr 6. 188 Magnolia Ln Delivery Route A B C D Delivery Route A B C A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 141 . 3444 Industrial Blvd 15. 150-299 Magnolia Lane 22-82 Dockery Lake Rd 14500-16500 Wyndham Way 3700-3999 Industrial Blvd All mail that doesn’t fall in one of the address ranges above. 3300-3699 Industrial Blvd 1-149 Magnolia Ln 1241-1300 Jackson Dr. Mark your answers on the Answer sheet on the next page. 1230 Jackson Dr 10. 175 Magnolia Ln 9. 4000 Industrial Blvd 3. 23 Dockery Lake Rd 12. 3842 Industrial Blvd 8. 35 Dockery Lake Rd 5.Coding/Memory Practice Test #1 Section 1: Coding You have 6 minutes to answer the following questions using the Coding Guide Provided. 55 Magnolia Ln 2. 157 Magnolia Ln 7. 15555 Wyndham Way 11. 15000 Wyndham Way 4. 400 Jackson Dr 16.

7 Magnolia Ln 25. 810 Jackson Dr 34. 86 Dockery Lake Rd 35. 3599 Industrial Blvd 31. 3535 Industrial Blvd 24. 54 Dockery Lake Rd 2 0. 1266 Jackson Dr 23. 16333 Wyndham Way 36. 15 Magnolia Ln 19. 14599 Wyndham Way 29.17. 1277 Jackson Dr 28. 199 Magnolia Ln 33. 88 Magnolia Ln 3 0. 1299 Jackson Dr 18. 77 Dockery Lake Rd 22. 162 Magnolia Ln A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 142 . 300 Magnolia Ln 27. 144 Wyndham Way 21. 9000 Industrial Blvd 32. 1267 Jackson Dr 26.

40. 2. 27. 23. 20. 36. 22. 52. 6. 13. 48. 53. 46. 34. 70. 68. 72. 38. 35. 7. 19. 47. 54. 17. 11. 12. 26. 3. 29. 44. 37. 9. 8. 33.Coding/Memory Practice Test #1 ANSWER SHEET 1. 55. 43. 62. 58. 66. 60. 51. 64. 69. 67. 41. 30. 18. 15. 49. 14. 28. 57. 31. 5. 32. 61. 71. 42. 39. 25. 21. 16. 24. 56. 143 . 65. 10. 50. 4. 63. 45. 59.

1100 Industrial Blvd 45. 3755 Industrial Blvd 41. You then have 7 minutes to answer the questions on the next page. 12 Magnolia Ln 43. B 150-299 Magnolia Lane 22-82 Dockery Lake Rd 14500-16500 Wyndham Way C 3700-3999 Industrial Blvd All mail that doesn’t fall in one of D the address ranges above. Mark your answers on the Answer sheet on the previous page. 3300-3699 Industrial Blvd A 1-149 Magnolia Ln 1241-1300 Jackson Dr. Coding Guide [1] Address Range Delivery Route 801-1240 Jackson Dr. 15000 Wyndham Way 5 0. 1200 Jackson Dr 38. 25 Magnolia Ln 46. 25 Dockery Lake Rd 4 0. 57 Dockery Lake Rd 48. 1222 Jackson Dr 47.Coding/Memory Practice Test #1 Section 2: Memory Take 8 minutes and memorize the coding guide. 3333 Industrial Blvd 49. 500 Magnolia Ln 39. 1276 Jackson Dr 42. Address 37. 1255 Jackson Dr 44. 555 Magnolia Ln 144 Delivery Route A B C A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D .

78 Dockery Lake Rd 54. 100 Jackson Dr 56. 14666 Wyndham Way 58. 200 Magnolia Ln 72. 3446 Industrial Blvd 53.51. 3322 Industrial Blvd 71. 1245 Jackson Dr 52. 54 Magnolia Ln 65. 1298 Jackson Dr 66. 285 Magnolia Ln 57. 999 Jackson Dr 6 0. 1242 Jackson Dr 63. 15670 Wyndham Way 62. 1277 Jackson Dr 55. 1234 Jackson Dr A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 145 . 1277 Jackson Dr 7 0. 5 Dockery Lake Rd 64. 165 Magnolia Ln 61. 45 Dockery Lake Rd 69. 3456 Industrial Blvd 59. 6000 Industrial Blvd 67. 14678 Wyndham Way 68.

A 49.C 146 Section2: Memory 37. A 2. C 48. C 8. A 43. C 50. B 57.C 20.B 26. B 9. C 54.B 23. B 7.B 13.B 18. D 45. B 44.A 34. C 40.B 17. D 67.C 29. A 38. D 16.D 32. C 68.A 25. A 10. B 55.A 15.D 27. B 70. D 39.D 21. C 5. A 65. B 61. A 47.B 28. D 51. C 41.C 12. C 11.Coding/Memory Practice Test #1 ANSWER KEY Section 1: Coding 1. A 71. A 6.A 24. D 3.D 14.B 33. A 46. B . C 58.A 19.A 31. B 42. C 69. D 64. C 62. A 60. B 66. B 52.C 22. D 35. C 4. A 53. D 56. A 59.A 30. B 63.

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14. 10. 16. 9. 13.3055 Commerce St. 75 Butler Blvd. 300-3099 Dalton St. 795 Butler Blvd. 148 Delivery Route A B C D Delivery Route A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D . 1600 Carson Road 2.1925 Woodlawn St. 1700-2999 Butler Blvd. Address Range 1. 15. 3.1500 Carson Rd. 1575 Dalton St. 200 Stanford Ave. 7. 100-4799 Woodlawn St 1500-1999 Stanford Ave All mail that doesn’t fall in one of the address ranges above. 1-2299 Carson Rd. 3000 Butler Blvd. 100-1499 Stanford Ave. 457 Woodlawn St 6. Coding Guide [2] Address Range 50-1699 Butler Blvd. Mark your answers on the Answer sheet on the next page. 5. 18. 12. 17. 19.50 Woodlawn St.1955 Butler Blvd. 2800-3098 Commerce St.3022 Commerce St.Coding/Memory Practice Test #2 Section 1: Coding You have 6 minutes to answer the following questions using the Coding Guide Provided. 4. 500 Dalton St. 602 Carson Rd. 8. 1200 Stanford Ave.2700 Commerce St. 555 Dalton St. 3000 Commerce St. 11.

10 Stanford Ave. 525 Butler Blvd. 33. 23. 29. 675 Dalton St. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 149 . 27. 24.1200 Woodlawn St. 10 Carson Rd. 34. 333 Butler Blvd. 30. 26. 28. 21. 22.4000 Woodlawn St. 32. 1000 Dalton St. 31.20.1100 Carson Rd.795 Woodlawn St.950 Stanford Ave. 35.56 Commerce St. 324 Dalton St. 25.2856 Butler Blvd.1776 Stanford Ave. 36.2999 Commerce St. 2000 Dalton St.

71. 56. 12. 16. 69. 68. 150 . 70. 35. 33. 67. 47. 19. 64. 62. 63. 66. 43. 10. 20. 21. 48. 65. 22. 49. 58. 52. 37. 3. 34. 38. 55. 46. 8. 15. 28. 24. 17. 61. 45. 42. 6. 31. 54.Coding/Memory Practice Test #2 Section 1 Coding: Questions 1-36 Section 2 Memory: Questions 37-72 ANSWER SHEET 1. 53. 41. 50. 14. 4. 51. 25. 44. 59. 9. 32. 27. 39. 26. 18. 2. 23. 5. 60. 57. 36. 29. 7. 11. 30. 72. 13. 40.

3000 Woodlawn St. 37. 41. 200 Carson Rd. 56. 57. 85 Stanford Ave. 38. 47. 52. 54.Coding/Memory Practice Test #2 Section 2: Memory Take 8 minutes and memorize the coding guide. 48. You then have 7 minutes to answer the questions on the next page. B 300-3099 Dalton St. 3055 Commerce St. 1-2299 Carson Rd. 49. 45. 2777 Dalton St. 1700-2999 Butler Blvd. 450 Dalton St. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 151 . 100-4799 Woodlawn St. 50 Dalton St. 43. 46. A 2800-3098 Commerce St. 32 Carson Rd. 39. 50. 1890 Dalton St. 2888 Commerce St. 676 Woodlawn St. 44. Mark your answers on the Answer sheet on page [insert page#] Coding Guide [2] Address Range Delivery Route 50-1699 Butler Blvd. 51. 1100 Commerce St. 1900 Butler Blvd. 100-1499 Stanford Ave. 235 Stanford Ave. 980 Woodlawn St. C 1500-1999 Stanford Ave All mail that doesn’t fall in one of D the address ranges above. 1782 Stanford Ave. 3088 Commerce St. 1750 Butler Blvd 700 Stanford Ave. 1212 Butler Blvd. 55. 40. 53. 2000 Butler Blvd. 42. without looking at the guide.

2222 Dalton St. 66. 63. 4000 Stanford Ave. 71. 65. 60. 321 Dalton St. 17 Carson Rd. 62. 68. 1444 Carson Rd. 70. 1995 Butler Blvd. 888 Dalton St. 69. 5000 Woodlawn St. 1741 Butler Blvd. 2100 Carson Rd. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 152 . 460 Woodlawn St. 72.58. 61. 67 Butler Blvd. 1000 Carson Rd. 64. 545 Stanford Ave. 67. 210 Stanford Ave. 59.

A 44. B 45. B 41. C 43.A 15. D 42.A 23. A 8.B 24.C 26.B 12. B 7. C 50.C SECTION 2: Memory 37. A 65. C 47. A 48.C 14. C 51. D 68. B 153 .B 36. C 55.C 29. B 63. B 60.D 33. A 58. B 72. C 59.B 28.C 30. C 67. 38.A 31. B 66.D 25. C 2.A 17.B 18. C 61. C 64.C 11. A 69. C 39.B 32. B 56.A 20. B 40.B 19.A 35. A 4.D 13.B 21. B 53.Coding/Memory Practice Test #2 ANSWER KEY SECTION 1: Coding 1. D 62. C 71. C 6. C 9. B 49. A 3. A.C 22. A 52. A 70.C 34. D 46. D 10.D 16. A 57.A 27. A 5. D 54.

21. Coding Guide [3] Address Range Delivery Route 501-1299 Glory Dr 600-799 Hill St.555 Bayview Ave.Coding/Memory Practice Test #3 Section 1: Coding You have 6 minutes to answer the following questions using the Coding Guide Provided. 8. 1500 Glory Dr. 3. C 1-1299 Jennings Rd. 20. 154 Delivery Route A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C A B A B C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D C D D . 18. 10.1100 Hill St.141 Jennings Rd. 14. 4. 1444 Glory Dr.56 Brookwood Dr. 12. 1-1199 Brookwood Dr. 902 Hill St. 2000 Bayview Ave. 623 Bayview Ave. 800-2999 Hill St.1100 Jennings Rd. 1432 Glory Dr. 17. 16. 567 Jennings Rd. 19. 9. 15 Bayview Ave.915 Hill St. 13. 5. 12 Brookwood Dr. 1300-1599 Glory Dr B 12501-13599 Cooper St. 2. St. A 75-2499 Bayview Ave. 600 Glory Dr. Mark your answers on the Answer sheet on the next page. Address 1. 200 Jennings Rd.600 Brookwood Dr. 13400 Cooper St. 6. All mail that doesn’t fall in one of D the address ranges above. 7.12600 Cooper. 15. 11.650 Hill St.

13444 Cooper St.42 Brookwood Dr. 28. 24. 32. 31. 33. 799 Glory Dr.1800 Bayview Ave. 26.800 Jennings Rd. 35.723 Hill St.621 Hill St.12688 Cooper St. 1444 Glory Dr.12777 Cooper St. 27. 25. 23.3000 Jennings Road A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 155 . 34. 30. 36. 100 Bayview Ave 29.22. 824 Glory Dr.1000 Hill St.777 Brookwood Dr.

25. 16. 51. 15. 40. 53. 70. 22. 63. 14. 34. 67. 60. 62. 21. 38.Coding/Memory Practice Test #3 Section 1 Coding: Questions 1-36 Section 2 Memory: Questions 37-72 ANSWER SHEET 1. 32. 52. 11. 17. 13. 54. 59. 12. 19. 3. 5. 30. 42. 71. 47. 6. 27. 9. 43. 65. 4. 69. 55. 72. 31. 68. 23. 10. 44. 39. 24. 20. 29. 56. 48. 58. 33. 64. 45. 50. 18. 28. 35. 57. 26. 49. 41. 8. 37. 2. 61. 36. 7. 66. 156 . 46.

68. 58. 54. 310 Jennings Rd. 15 Jennings Rd. 51. 69. 12800 Cooper St. 41. 49. 115 Cooper St. 200 Glory Dr. 799 Glory Dr. 300 Hill St. 48. 950 Hill St. 442 Brookwood Dr. 70. 95 Bayview Ave. 62 Bayview Ave. 2998 Hill St. 65. 503 Glory Dr. 55. 72. 60. 57. 12603 Cooper St. 12 Jennings Rd. 45. 44. 1000 Brookwood Dr. 42. 67. 99 Bayview Ave. 791 Glory Dr. 928 Hill St. 56. 40. 27 Brookwood Dr. 27 Hill St. 13231 Cooper St. 1182 Brookwood Dr. 59. 63. 47. 53. 46. 38. 52. 1020 Hill St. 76 Bayview Ave. 71. 792 Jennings Rd. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 157 . 18 Jennings Rd. 1052 Hill St. 61. 64. 12766 Cooper St. 100 Bayview Ave. 9 Brookwood Dr. 427 Jennings Rd. 1572 Glory Dr.Coding/Memory Test #3 Section 2: Memory 37. 220 Jennings Rd. 66. 50. 43. 87 Bayview Ave. 1325 Glory Dr. 39. 62.

Coding/Memory Practice Test #3 ANSWER KEY
1. B 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. B 6. C 7. D 8. B 9. C 10.A 11.B 12.C 13.A 14.C 15.A 16.C 17.C 18.B 19.C 20.A 21.C 22.C 23.A 24.B 25.A 26.B 27.A 28.A 29.C 30.A 31.C 32.B 33.A 34.B 35.C 36.D 158 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. A C B B C C D A B C C B C C D C B C A C A C C D A C C A D C A B C A C D

Section 5 Interviewing Strategies
After having survived all the previous steps (the eProfile, the application, the exam), you now have the opportunity to present yourself to your potential new employer. Exciting right? Maybe, but stressful and a bit nerve-wracking too. Just consider this the final test to getting what you really want. It will be worth it to take this step as seriously and prepare as thoroughly as you did for the Postal Battery exam. There are many, many resources online to help with specific interview tips and techniques, so we suggest you do further research. However, the list and tips provided here should be enough to get you off on the right foot with even the most hardened interviewer. Let's start with the top 10 interview basics: Be early! Know exactly how to get there, arrive early in case of something unexpected, and take a breather before you take the hot seat. Do your homework. Know the interviewer’s name, what the job role requires, what you possess that qualifies you to have that job. First impressions are lasting ones. Look the part of someone who is responsible, intelligent and hardworking. Smile often. Project confidence. Mind your manners and grammar. Employers must know that you can communicate properly. Watch your body language and posture. Understand that the way you stand and sit, and your facial expressions speak louder than words. Never, ever lie, but emphasize the positive. Lies will come back to haunt you but open, honest dialogue with a positive spin is always appreciated. Highlight what you can do for the company. Use this time to show you will add value and will contribute. Ask questions. It shows an interest in the position and company. It also allows you to show what you know in the form of a question. Don't discuss salary until given an offer. Don't even think about it until you are asked or extended an offer. There is really no point. 159

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Rule #1 Make a great first impression. The most critical part of any interview takes place in the first 5 minutes! Yep, the time together might be an hour or more, but the decision was made long before the last handshake. You might walk out thinking you just hit a home run and then scratch your head when the call never comes. What happened? In the first few minutes...seconds even, the interviewer has had the chance to see your timing, dress, posture, walk, hair, smile – and even smell you -- before even shaking your hand. Your presentation has already started before you open your mouth. An interviewer’s job is to ask themselves first and foremost, "Will this person fit in around here?" And second, "Will they reflect well on my decision-making ability?" They evaluate your appearance against what they perceive is their work environment and how they are personally received. Well, you might ask yourself "How am I supposed to know that?" It's easy. Unless the interviewer hates their job and is looking to immediately leave, they think like everyone else. That is, “my work and employer are important, professional and respectable.” So the trick is to project in that first few minutes that you are important, professional and respectable. How you achieve that is in the next tip. Rule #2 Work hard and long before any interview to be prepared. The point of this entire book is the help prepare you for a new job. Don't fumble the ball on the one yard line by failing to spend a significant amount of time preparing for your face-to-face interview. Males and females alike should labor over what to wear. It should be clean, pressed and in-style. Your personal grooming should be impeccable. Don't laugh -- we even recommend practicing smiling and walking in front of a mirror. 160

I'm not suggesting staring your interviewer down. Another critical factor in those initial few minutes involves building rapport. "I'm the perfect choice for this job. the better your result. Have them ask you the "standard" interview questions listed in this section. Please practice this in a mirror to get it exactly right. While you have a friend nearby. A slight. takes practice. How that's accomplished is easier than you think. have a mock interview. Rule #4 Dig for information and ask for feedback as often as possible. With your smile you should strive to strike the right tone of “warm and friendly. job and qualifications. Wouldn’t it be incredibly valuable to have your interviewer give you answers he is looking for BEFORE you have to answer? The most direct and easy way to get that information is to tell him how excited you are about the position and that you have many questions about it. At this stage getting the job has little to do with your experience and qualifications. "I am not afraid. Have them quiz you with questions about the company. Rule #3 Build rapport. When we first meet new people. but again. A good friend is a great resource to give you the outside feedback you need to polish your presentation.” while projecting the thought. It has everything to do with letting the interviewer know they can trust you to represent them well. casual smile communicates confidence and intelligence. Just like this guide. Often the response will be." Another presentation technique involves the use of eye contact. Maintaining good eye contact says. we naturally scan their face. that confidence communicates your professionalism and ability to get things done. "Can you tell me more about the specific functions of the position and what kind of person will excel at it?" or "Can you tell me exactly how this role fits into the overall organization?" or "Can you tell me the qualities or characteristics that will help someone excel at 161 .Make sure you project calmness and confidence in every movement. A thoughtful pause and side glance as you consider a question you have been asked is a good reason to break eye contact. A big grin or a smirk communicates the wrong message. The right smile sends psychological cues people will automatically associate with confidence and intelligence. But re-establish it as soon as you begin to deliver your answer. "Like what?" That is your red carpet invitation to ask a question like. So use your face as a focal point to capture the interviewer’s attention and communicate your message. the more practice tests you take." Again. Incidentally.

accomplishments or failures. Your interviewer is about to tell you how to get hired! Take notes and jot down specific adjectives and phrases he uses. my boss sent a note to our V. Keep things lively. Get excited about the opportunity to tell your story! Just like any great story. For example. You can find a way to make them fit. his answer should help focus your answer while giving you more time to formulate it.and after I got the project back online. It's a great way to continue to build rapport or a connection. interesting and on point and the interviewer will have all the information she needs to project you in that hero role.. When asked about previous jobs.. Another technique for getting the "right" answer. If you keep it to about 2-3 minutes and use that formula..P. but find a way to use them somewhere. Rule #6 Follow up." The key to success on this point is to have some solid examples of what you can do ready in advance. a hero and a happy ending. 162 . "." When asked a difficult question.. your stories should have three basic elements: A challenge. situations. Often the person interviewing will give you plenty of ammunition to get the job and all you have to do is put the clues together. Those same words should be reflected back to him during the rest of the interview. "Where do you see yourself in ten years?" you can politely and with a thoughtful head tilt ask back. "Are you looking for my long term personal or business goals?" Again. if you are asked. you can mesmerize even the most hardened Human Resource person. about my leadership and quick thinking. co-worker or friend that communicates how great your are). Be ready with a short story. you can reframe it or ask it back to your interviewer in different words. or at least for giving you time to think. Rule #5 Tell a good story. People love stories. is call "reframing the question. There are many behavioral-type questions that ask you to give specific examples of when you did something. Don't over-do it. It should sound something like. Story-telling is also an effective technique for tooting your own horn without coming across as boastful by using another person’s opinion to frame your "happy ending" (it can be your old boss. Try being a detective in this area.this position?" Now listen carefully. don't get nervous about it.

4. 7. We agree that a hand-written note has a more profound impression. What do you think it takes to be successful in this career? What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction in your life? Would you rather work with information or with people? Are you a team player? What motivates you? Why should I hire you? Are you a goal-oriented person? Tell me about some of your recent goals and what you did to achieve 163 . mentioning it in an "Oh-by-the-way…" happy tone while thanking them leaves a great impression. Tell me about yourself. 9. The follow-up note or e-mail is best sent the next day. 10. 3. 11. first thing in the morning. It can be something that was brought up during the interview or something altogether new that you forgot to mention. "Thank you. 12. That means being sure to get a business card or contact information for the interviewer before you leave the interview. Many people recommend a hand-written note. 5. I appreciate your time and consideration. 18.The interview isn't over after you say goodbye. Rule #7 Be ready for standard interview questions. Tell me about your experience. It's standard business practice to exchange cards or information at the beginning or end of a meeting. Finally. send that e-mail message! You will find a sample Follow-up Letter in the Appendix of this guide. 1. That card is one more chance to help you either seal-thedeal in a close race or to give you a second chance at life if the interview didn't go as well as you'd have liked." and to highlight a reason to choose you. Great answers to these are available online or in interviewing books. 15. Your follow-up call. but if the choice is a brief thank you via email or nothing. 2. then by all means. you should also be prepared for all the basic interview questions. 6. What is your most important accomplishment to date? How would you describe your ideal job? Why did you choose this career? When did you decide on this career? What goals do you have in your career? How do you plan to achieve these goals? How do you personally define success? Describe a situation in which you were successful. 8. 14. letter or email should be on the way as soon as you get home from the interview. 16. Either way. 13. 17. A call at the end of the day on the same day you interviewed should be used to communicate.

Do you handle conflict well? 24. Where do you want to be ten years from now? 23. What were your favorite classes? Why? 33. What do you see yourself doing five years from now? 22. what would he or she say? 30.them. What major problem have you had to deal with recently? 26. What kind of salary are you looking for? 164 . Do you have any plans for further education? 34. How has your education prepared you for your career? 32. Do you handle pressure well? 27. If I were to ask one of your professors (or a boss) to describe you. Why did you choose to attend your college? 31. What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have? 35. Is money important to you? 40. Are you willing to relocate? In the future? 38. Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How did you resolve it? 25. What is your greatest weakness? 29. What do you know about our company? 37. What are your short-term goals? 20. Why do you want to work in the _____ industry? 36. Are you willing to travel? How much? 39. What is your long-range objective? 21. 19. What is your greatest strength? 28.

15 or 20 times for a position and dozens of follow-up calls and emails. congratulations.don't give up! Continue to use this material to hone your skills. you have to persist.com. With unemployment on the rise as of Feb 2009. If your story is really encouraging and chosen. we want you to do two things for us: Send us an email with your success story. you are to be commended. We do believe we've provided valuable tools to get you started and on your way. If it takes applying 10. we want you to GIVE this guide away. we'll pay you to allow us to publish it on our website along with the many other testimonials. We love to share in the victories with you. One last parting shot . the best thing you can do is to pass on this valuable gift so someone else can follow your success. Also. every position is competitive. Why leave something worthwhile sitting on your shelf collecting dust. No tip or strategy can replace consistent practice. Again. we don't care. the better you'll be prepared not only to excel on a one-time test. and we wish you the best of luck! Acethepostalexam. but to excel in your career.com@gmail. So don't give up! When you do get your position. most job searches are taking longer. Give it to a friend. but keep at it. Send your stories and testimonials to acetheexam. Finally. If you succeeded. We are confident you will be prepared to move forward with your career at the USPS.CONCLUSION Congratulations! If you are reading this after having completed the material and taken the tests. family member or a stranger. The more you utilize the practice tests and principles.com 165 . once you have your job. We also appreciate feedback to help us know we’re doing things right. like anything worth having or doing.

______________ ___________ Relevant computer skills (Microsoft products../Ms. and I would welcome the opportunity to tell you how my skills and ideas can benefit the USPS.Meet deadlines.Solid work ethic. Thanks for your consideration.com. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss the position and my candidacy with you. You can find my resume attached to this e-mail. At your convenience. Your Signature Your Typed Name 166 .com website...Enjoy a fast-paced environment. (etc. Good listener...).) Strong work ethic..Appendix Sample Cover Letter Your Name Address City. etc. I am looking to utilize my experience in package handling.Extraordinary factual recall.. ____________: I am applying for the Mark-Up Clerk posted on the USPS.. HTML...) I'd love to find out more about the position you're looking to fill. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Sincerely. State ZIP Code Date Dear Mr.. State ZIP Code Cell Phone Number E-mail Address Potential Employer Name Title Company Name Address City. I can be reached at (5555) 555-5555 or name@gmail. _______________ ___________ (Fill in appropriate skills you want to highlight. The pertinent experience and skills for the posted position include: • • • • • Highly organized. leadership and organizational skills to succeed in the Mark-Up Clerk position.Desire to excel..

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I am very interested in working for you and look forward to hearing from you once the final decisions are made regarding this position. My cell phone number is (555) 111-1111. I would bring the organizational skills necessary to get the job done. State ZIP Code Date Dear Mr. State ZIP Code Cell Phone Number E-mail Address Interviewer Name Title Company Name Address City. ____________: Thank you for taking the time to talk to me about the Mail Carrier position with United States Postal Service. Thank you again for your time and consideration. Your Signature Your Typed Name 168 . I appreciate your time and consideration in interviewing me for this position. offering the quick learning and adaptability that is needed for a diversified position. After speaking with you and the group./Ms. I believe that I would be a perfect candidate for this position. Please feel free to contact me at anytime if further information is needed. Sincerely.Sample Interview Follow-up / Thank You Letter Your Name Address City. In addition to my enthusiasm for performing well.

Important Abbreviations State/Possession Abbrev. State/Possession Abbrev. ALABAMA ALASKA AMERICAN SAMOA ARIZONA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA FLORIDA GEORGIA GUAM HAWAII IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISANA MAINE MARSHALL ISLANDS MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI AL AK AS AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FM FL GA GU HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MH MD MA MI MN MS MO MONTANA NEBRASKA NEVADA NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO NEW YORK NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS OHIO OKLAHOMA OREGON PALAU PENNSYLVANIA PUERTO RICO RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE TEXAS UTAH VERMONT VIRGIN ISLANDS VIRGINIA WASHINGTON WEST VIRGINIA WISCONSIN WYOMING MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND MP OH OK OR PW PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VI VA WA WV WI WY 169 .

Common Street Abbreviations Name Postal Standard Abbreviation Name Postal Standard Abbreviation Street Avenue Road Highway Court Lane Annex Boulevard Center Circle Common Trail Way ST AVE RD HWY CT LN ANX BLVD CTR CIR CMN TRL WAY Corner Crossing Expressway Junction Mountain Parkway Place Route Row Terrace Trace Walk COR XING EXPY JCT MTN PKWY PL RTE ROW TER TRCE WALK 170 .

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