Dow Jones 30 Companies Quiz

Name the companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Last updated: September 24, 2020
First submittedJune 9, 2012
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Industry
Year
Symbol
Company
Consumer goods
1932
PG
Procter & Gamble
Conglomerate
1976
MMM
3M
Tech
1979
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IBM
Pharmaceutical
1979
MRK
Merck
Payments
1982
AXP
American Express
Restaurant
1985
MCD
McDonald's
Aerospace
1987
BA
Boeing
Beverages
1987
KO
Coca-Cola
Construction
1991
CAT
Caterpillar
Finance
1991
JPM
JP Morgan
Entertainment
1991
DIS
Walt Disney
Pharmaceutical
1997
JNJ
Johnson &
Johnson
Retail
1997
WMT
Wal-Mart
Home
improvement
1999
HD
Home Depot
Semiconductors
1999
INTC
Intel
Industry
Year
Symbol
Company
Software
1999
MSFT
Microsoft
Telecom
2004
VZ
Verizon
Oil
2008
CVX
Chevron
Networking
2009
CSCO
Cisco
Insurance
2009
TRV
Travelers
Health
2012
UNH
UnitedHealth
Finance
2013
GS
Goldman Sachs
Apparel
2013
NKE
Nike
Payments
2013
V
Visa
Phones
2015
AAPL
Apple
Chemicals
2017
DOW
Dow, Inc
Pharmacy
2018
WBA
Walgreens
Pharmaceutical
2020
AMGN
Amgen
Conglomerate
2020
HON
Honeywell
Business software
2020
CRM
Salesforce
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Level 77
Jul 9, 2014
Goldman Sachs?
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Level ∞
Sep 29, 2014
Added. Was tempted to put "vampire squid" as its industry.
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Level 71
Dec 6, 2018
/shrug My wife worked there for a decade as a programmer. I worked at similar firms for 25 years. It's just a business that at its core facilitates the transfer of risk - from those who have it and don't want it to those who don't have it and do want it. Every so often nobody wants any risk - financial crisis - and investment banks get stuck with a bunch of risk and nobody who will buy it at any price. Events like 2008 or 1929 occur as the result of borrowing (systemic leverage) used to acquire or finance that risk. Oversimplification? Sure but it's a small text box.
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Level ∞
Sep 24, 2020
Some of what Goldman Sachs does might have societal value. Much of it probably does not.

Of course, they are not unique in this regard. I'd argue that if Facebook ceased to exist the world would be a far better place.

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Level 49
Jan 12, 2021
Watch The Social Dilemma

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Social_Dilemma

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Level 65
Oct 4, 2014
I must have spelled Merck 100 different ways, except for the way it's actually spelled. Easy enough quiz though.
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Level 81
Oct 4, 2014
There's only 30? Didn't know that. Managed to get most of them with the hints. Never heard of United Technologies but should have guessed the other two I missed.
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Level 75
Jun 3, 2015
There's been only 30 companies for going on probably 70 years or so. Every so often the drop someone and add someone. In March they dumped AT&T for Apple.
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Level 71
Mar 29, 2018
Since 1896, actually. The DJ Industrial Average is actually not the first stock index. That's the DJ Transportation Average (1884). I worked at DJ Indexes for a few years.
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Level 83
Apr 1, 2017
Actually, I think this is too easy when the stock symbols are given. Better to just list the industry, don't you think?
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Level 72
Dec 6, 2018
I think it would be way too hard without the symbols for anyone who didn't have a particular interest in the stock market. I can think of half a dozen other big pharma companies off the top of my head, for example.
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Level 79
Jun 23, 2018
I took this quiz about a week ago and now it's been reset because the first company on the list got dropped. (Actually, it's being dropped as of June 26.) Until Tuesday, it will be the only company listed in the DJII that was in the original index (of 12 companies) in 1896. It's been on the list from 1896-1898, 1899-1901, and 1907-2018.
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Level 70
Oct 1, 2020
Yes, General Electric. It somehow feels melancholy that the last original titan has been chosen to step down. An ode to the inevitability of time, but a mark of GE's longevity, nonetheless.
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Level 70
Oct 1, 2020
Not that this index matters all that much anyway. It's a subjective selection by the Wall Street Journal, and is hardly a sufficient representation of the whole US market (according to Wikipedia). I think it's more of a prestige thing.
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Level 69
Jun 23, 2018
24/30, happy enough with that as a Brit. A few companies on there that I haven't heard of.
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Level 69
Sep 25, 2020
Only 22 this time, and five I missed I have never heard of.
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Level 57
Dec 6, 2018
I wonder if a) they all have company softball teams and b) how much subterfuge would go on behind the scenes if there was a giant softball tournament with all of these teams?
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Level 80
Aug 24, 2020
Just announced: 3 stocks will be replaced.
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Level 83
Sep 24, 2020
Not sure why Honeywell is in there, but the rest make sense. Figuring out which company had DOW as its ticker symbol took some thinking.
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Level 80
Sep 27, 2020
Agreed. Perhaps that one shouldn't have the ticker symbol, since, similar to the itty-bitty machine corp, the symbol gives it away?
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Level 73
Sep 30, 2020
So Dow fell off the list until 2017? It’s so weird that Dow can not be on its own list
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2020
Dow Jones Industrial Average =/= Dow Chemical
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Level 73
Oct 3, 2020
yes, of course, I was just joshing
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2020
I feel like Dow is kind of the same as IBM in terms of having or not having the stock symbol, you could go either way but right now it seems inconsistent. Also, what happened to the comment I made on here like two weeks ago about Raytheon? Do you delete comments that aren't applicable when a quiz gets updated?
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Level 81
Sep 30, 2020
I was going to ask about this. Why is IBM missing when Dow and CAT are not? ::shrug:: I appreciated the hints and IBM was easy enough.
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Level 70
Oct 1, 2020
I think it's because the official name of CAT is Caterpiller, and of DOW is Dow, inc., but IBM is just IBM? Not a difference for DOW but I appreciated the CAT hint as well, and I think IBM could also be added for consistency's sake. It's better than making the quiz harder than it is.
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2020
If you want to learn more about these companies, try my quiz Name A Valid Member of the DJIA.
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Level 68
Sep 30, 2020
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing should be accepted for mmm
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2020
No, that's not what it's called
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Level 68
Sep 30, 2020
Got 7 out of 30 answers. Not too proud of myself. But then again I know next to nothing about economics and the stonk market.
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Level 68
Sep 30, 2020
Stonk go up = good, stonk go down = bad. I think.
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Level 88
Oct 1, 2020
Must be too early in the morning. I started the quiz by putting in Stock symbols instead of typing out the company names. Was coming to the comments to suggest accepting them... and saw the discussion about whether or not they should be displayed. I somehow missed seeing that column throughout the entire quiz.
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Level 78
Oct 5, 2020
I know little about the Dow - when I saw "payments" I couldn't figure out what type of company that meant. I facepalmed when I saw the answer.
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Level 76
Oct 6, 2020
Can you take Wallgreens? I know it's wrong but it's just a simple error. Thanks!