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U.S. Postage Stamps

This is a four paragraph explanation of how subjects/people are selected to be on a United States Postage Stamp. Who chooses subjects, who evaluates the subjects, what are the qualifications of the subjects are questions that are answered in this text. This is a GED activity.

  • Click on the link at the top of this page.
  • Read the text and answer the reading questions.
  • Get permission to print these questions out so you can answer them while you are reading. Your teacher may have the questions already printed out for you. Ask to see which option your teacher has planned for you.

Reading Questions for U.S. Postage Stamps

  1. How many years must a stamp subject be dead before being allowed to be the subject of a stamp?

  2. Are there exceptions to the rule that a subject must be dead before being allowed on a stamp? If so, who?

  3. Who suggest almost all stamp subjects?

  4. What is the name of the committee which evaluates each stamp subject proposal?

  5. This committee has two points they look for when choosing a stamp subject. What are these two goals?

  6. Who makes the final decision on a stamp subject?

Wow! Who would have thought about all of these things just for U.S. Postage Stamps? Amazing! Have fun quizzing your friends and family. They will enjoy learning these things too.

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