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U.S. Postage Stamps

http://library.advanced.org/10320/USstamps.htm

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.The students need to click on the link at the top of this page, read the text, then answer the following comprehension questions. This would be a GED activity. The questions and answers are both listed here. The student section does not have the answers listed; therefore, teachers will find printing out the questions from the student section easiest.

The students need to:
  • Click on the link at the top of this page,
  • read the text, then
  • answer the following comprehension questions.

The questions and answers are both listed here. The student section does not have the answers listed; teachers will find printing out the questions from the student section easiest.

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?

 

Answers

  1. 10
  2. U.S. Presidents
  3. the public
  4. the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee
  5. interesting and educational
  6. Post Master General

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