Test Answers 2014

Question 1: A good profile includes which of the following?
a. Your full name, title, and photo.
b. An overview that lets potential clients know what you can do for them.
c. A few completed skill tests to demonstrate your expertise.
d. Well-written text that has a positive tone, is grammatically correct, and is spelled properly.
e. All of the above.

Question 2: What is the secret to being a highly successful freelancer on oDesk?

a. Communicate early, communicate often.
b. Provide honest and realistic project updates.
c. Respond quickly and hit deadlines.
d. Listen to your client’s concerns and have a positive attitude.
e. All of the above.

Question 3: Which of the following is TRUE about fixed-price jobs?

a. Fixed-price jobs are not covered by the oDesk Guarantee.
b. Payment is at the client’s discretion.
c. Fixed-price jobs are generally smaller and are paid upon completion.
d. Terms of the job are agreed upon before work begins.
e. All of the above.

Question 4: Before you apply for a job, what questions should you ask yourself?

a. Do I have the right skills and experience for this job?
b. Do I have the time available to complete this job?
c. Do I think the offered rate is acceptable?
d. All of the above.


Question 5: Which of the following is TRUE about hourly jobs?
a. The client is billed only for hours worked.
b. Work time is logged through the oDesk Team App.
c. Your time is covered by the oDesk Guarantee that an hour worked is an hour paid.
d. All of the above.

Question 6: What do you need to be successful on oDesk?

a. A fast, reliable Internet connection and an up-to-date Internet browser.
b. A work-only email account and a free Skype account.
c. A basic understanding of the English language.
d. A ready-to-work attitude, a strong set of skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
e. All of the above.

Question 7: What is one smart way to prove you’re right for the job?
a. Offer to work for free.
b. Ignore the client’s invitation to interview.
c. Offer to do a short, paid “test project” to show you have the necessary skills.
d. Send a cut and paste cover letter full of spelling errors.
e. Beg them to hire you because you really need the money.

Question 8: Which statement about the Team app is FALSE?
c. The Team App must be used for fixed-price contracts. 

Question 9: oDesk charges clients 10% of what they pay on your contract.
a. True.
b. False

Question 10: What kind of profile image works best for attracting clients?
a. A picture of me smiling, because it’s considered more trustworthy and pleasant.
b. An illustrated image of my favorite animal.
c. A picture of me wearing a baseball hat and dark sunglasses.
d. My company’s logo.

Old Questions

1. Question: The oDesk Team application Time Tracker records which of the following

a.  Screenshot of the active screen once per billing segment

b. Number of keystrokes

c.  Number of mouse clicks

d.  Memo entered by the contractor

e.  All of the above

Answer: E

Question: Which of the following statements about oDesk fees is FALSE?

a.  The oDesk fee is 10% of the employer’s payment to oDesk

b.  oDesk is free to join

c.  oDesk is free for contractors to apply and work on jobs

d.  The oDesk fee is $2/hour for hourly contracts

e.  All of the above

Answer: D


     3.  Question: Which of the following is TRUE about fixed-price contracts?

a. Employer billed automatically each week

b.  How much to pay and when to pay is at the employer’s discretion

c.  Hours worked will show on your profile

d.  Time-tracking required

e.  Qualify for the oDesk payment guarantee



     4.  Question: Which of the following are NOT permitted on oDesk?

a.  Sharing a single account between multiple people

b. Opening more than one account on oDesk

c. Using a logo or clip art as your profile portrait

d.  Using a fake name

e.  All of the above

Answer: E


     5.  Question: Which of the following actions are NOT allowed when applying to job


a. Misrepresenting your skills, experiences, portfolio, etc.

b. Submitting boilerplate, placeholder or generic bids or other spam

c. Disclosing direct contact information

d. Applying when you are not truly qualified

e.  All of the above

Answer: E


     6.  Question: Can I start my own agency on oDesk?

a.     Yes! You can create an agency and earn money by selling the services

of your agency contractors.

b.     No, oDesk is for independent contractors only

Answer: A


     7.     Question: Which of the following are required to qualify for guaranteed payment?

a. An hourly contract

b. Tracking your time with the oDesk Team application

c. Entering relevant memos

d. An employer with a verified payment method

e. All of the above

Answer: E


     8.    Question: Which of the following are TRUE about your oDesk Work Diary?

a.  Allows employers to see when and what their contractors are working on

b. Enables automatic billing for hourly contracts

c.The oDesk Team application auto-tracks time which can be reviewed in the Work Diary

d. Manual time can be added, but isn’t guaranteed payment

e.  All of the above 

Answer: E


     9.     Question: What happens when a contract ends?

a. You lose access to the Work Diary

b. Both users can leave feedback

c. The feedback system is double blind, so your employer cannot see the feedback you

left them until after they have left feedback for you

d.  Hours will be billed (and disputes may be filed) according to the usual weekly payment schedule

e. All of the above

Answer: E


    10.Question: Which of the following is FALSE about weekly limits on hourly contracts?

a.Hours in excess of the weekly limit will not be billed to the employer

b.You should discuss any need to work beyond your limit with your employer

c. The weekly limit can be changed by the contractor

d.The weekly limit can be changed by the employer

e. Hours in excess of the weekly limit are not guaranteedpayment

Answer: C


    11.  Question: Which of the following are TRUE about the oDesk dispute process?

a.The dispute process only applies to Hourly contracts

b. If you fail to respond, oDesk will refund the employer and suspend your account

c. If you reject the dispute, oDesk specialists will review your Work Diary and

evaluate it against the criteria of the payment guarantee

d.  Disputed hours ruled in the employers favor are refunded

e.All of the above

Answer: E

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