It is currently 26 May 2019, 20:17

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a

Author Message
TAGS:
GRE Prep Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 4857
GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 112

Kudos [?]: 1865 [1] , given: 397

The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a [#permalink]  03 Oct 2017, 02:21
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
00:00

Question Stats:

44% (00:29) correct 55% (02:32) wrong based on 38 sessions

The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a _________; the artist’s weaker early work is glossed over, and any evidence of his ultimate dissolution is absent entirely.
A. paean
B. philippic
D. panacea
E. eulogy
F. crescendo

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Paean, eulogy

Practice Questions
Question: 7
Page: 98
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Sandy
If you found this post useful, please let me know by pressing the Kudos Button

Try our free Online GRE Test

GRE Prep Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 4857
GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 112

Kudos [?]: 1865 [1] , given: 397

Re: The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a [#permalink]  08 Oct 2017, 05:07
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
Explanation

A retrospective would be an exhibit that shows the history and progression of the artist’s work, but this exhibit only shows the good parts (it “glosses over” the weaker work and omits the artist’s “dissolution”).

Thus, you need a word that has something to do with “praising.” Paean and eulogy are the only matches. Note that a paean is generally a song or speech of praise and is being used a bit metaphorically here. Many people only know eulogy as a speech given at a funeral, but can actually refer to any speech (or in this case, art exhibit) of praise.

Hence options paean, eulogy are correct!
_________________

Sandy
If you found this post useful, please let me know by pressing the Kudos Button

Try our free Online GRE Test

Intern
Joined: 11 Mar 2018
Posts: 32
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a [#permalink]  21 Mar 2018, 20:53
Paen means encomium or praise. Eulogy means written praise.
Manager
Joined: 29 Nov 2017
Posts: 190
Location: United States
GRE 1: Q142 V146
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 79 [0], given: 99

Re: The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a [#permalink]  04 Jun 2018, 03:24
sandy wrote:
Explanation

A retrospective would be an exhibit that shows the history and progression of the artist’s work, but this exhibit only shows the good parts (it “glosses over” the weaker work and omits the artist’s “dissolution”).

Thus, you need a word that has something to do with “praising.” Paean and eulogy are the only matches. Note that a paean is generally a song or speech of praise and is being used a bit metaphorically here. Many people only know eulogy as a speech given at a funeral, but can actually refer to any speech (or in this case, art exhibit) of praise.

Hence options paean, eulogy are correct!

I agree with you cent percent BUT why did then author choose to use "not so much a retrospective as a _________;".. it appears as if the author is looking for a word what is not praiseworthy. Please correct my under standing.
Intern
Joined: 02 Oct 2018
Posts: 31
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a [#permalink]  29 Oct 2018, 06:59
Paen and euology . Both the words mean the same.
Re: The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a   [#permalink] 29 Oct 2018, 06:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by