What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average? - History & Performance


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How many companies make up the Dow?

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1. When was the Dow created?

2. Which of these would you expect to find on the Dow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz/worksheet duo to quickly determine the depth of your knowledge about the Dow Jones. You will need to be familiar with the history of the Dow and what comprises it in order to successfully answer the questions on this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your ability to:

  • State how many companies make up the Dow
  • Tell the year the Dow was created
  • Choose an example of what you would find on the Dow
  • Name the type of companies that used to dominate the Dow
  • Describe the growth of the Dow over the past 120 years

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the number of companies making up the Dow
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of companies that once made up the Dow
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge explain what you would find on the Dow and what year it was created

Additional Learning

You'll find more information about this subject by using the lesson titled What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average? - History & Performance. Topics addressed in the lesson include:

  • Who came up with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • What the Dow Jones measures
  • What points represent in the Dow Jones point system
  • The types of companies found on the Dow today