WONDER #2340: When were ZIP Codes Invented?
Question 1 of 3
What evidence shows that ZIP codes were widely used soon after their invention?
- “Today, the USPS requires ZIP codes on all mail.”
- “By 1969, 83% of Americans used ZIP codes.”
- “They thought the ZIP code was dehumanizing, turning people into numbers.”
- “In 2018, USPS shipped over 146 billion pieces of mail.”
Question 2 of 3
What event caused USPS to lose many of its experience mail carriers?
- The American Revolution
- World War II
- The Cold War
- The Vietnam War
Question 3 of 3
According to this Wonder, the original ZIP code was created by...
- Robert Moon
- Mary Fields
- Susanna Brunner
- Theodore Roosevelt
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