Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 02:20

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art - imposing

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 21 Jan 2007
Posts: 2770
Location: New York City
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 230 [1] , given: 4

GMAT Tests User
The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art - imposing [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2007, 09:16
1
This post received
KUDOS
4
This post was
BOOKMARKED
The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to
B. the equivalent of those that visited
C. equal to those who visited
D. as many as the visitation to
E. as many as visited
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 261
Location: Kolkata
Schools: La Martiniere for Boys
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 9

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - Egyption [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 23:15
IMO A. It compares number to number.

Ritula, equal suggests that the number of people in both cases equals the same figure. The original sentence does'nt say that. It says the numbers were close to each other.
_________________

Thanks
rampuria

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Mar 2009
Posts: 138
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0

Re: SC - Egyption [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 01:51
It has to be E.

equal to would have been better with exact numbers. Here were aer talking more generically..'hundreds of people'..so as many as.

OA?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 01 Mar 2009
Posts: 52
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 2

Re: SC - Egyption [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 01:50
OA is E. Can't be C since hundreds of people can't equal those who visited last year's show.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Posts: 267
Location: nj
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 2

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - Egyption [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 07:11
It is E. sorry for late OA.

I was confused between c and e, but now I understand why equal cannot go with "hundreds of people" . thanks to all who contributed.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 May 2009
Posts: 22
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: Egyptian funerary art [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 21:26
Between A & E, I would choose A.

'as many as visited' is missing a pronoun comparison. IMO, it should have been 'as many as those' visited.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: The last round
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 1318
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 680 Q48 V34
Followers: 56

Kudos [?]: 482 [0], given: 157

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User
Re: Egyptian funerary art [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 21:53
I think "A" is better than "E".

Agree with proych. "As many as visited" is missing some pronoun.
_________________

[ From 470 to 680-My Story ] [ My Last Month Before Test ]
[ GMAT Prep Analysis Tool ] [ US. Business School Dashboard ] [ Int. Business School Dashboard ]

I Can, I Will

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2007
Posts: 228
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 87 [0], given: 1

GMAT Tests User
Re: Egyptian funerary art [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2009, 19:59
The source is Kaplan Question bank
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 30 Apr 2008
Posts: 1893
Location: Oklahoma City
Schools: Hard Knocks
Followers: 29

Kudos [?]: 433 [0], given: 32

GMAT Tests User
Re: Egyptian funerary art [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2009, 20:24
Actually, a comparison IS intended. The sentence is comparing the number of people that look at Egyptian art and the number of people at the Impressionist show.

sasen wrote:
jade3 wrote:
The OA is E


what is the source and OE..
AS MANY AS seems like a comparison when none such is intended.

_________________

------------------------------------
J Allen Morris
**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2009
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

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

Re: SC - Egyption [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2010, 19:13
Hi guys! My two cents (my first comment actually)! For those of you who wonder about choice C. As icandy mentioned : "C equates numbers to people. Wrong".

People equal to people (social status, money, education, etc.). But in the sentence it is required to compare to the number of people. So as it is already known E is the answer.

Hope it helps!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2009
Posts: 208
Schools: HEC Paris, , Tepper
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 8

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - Egyption [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 06:03
Some further explanation of the comparison words "equal" and "equivalent" on the GMAT:

"Equivalent to/of" and "equal to" suggest a similarity between the two groups compared that is beyond the scope of this question. These two phases would be more appropriate for a comparison between uncountable things, such as in the following example:

"The amount of water spilled on the floor was about equal to the amount left in the glass."

(Source: Veritas Sentence Correction II, page 93)

Hope this helps!
_________________

If you like my post, a kudos is not expected but appreciated

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: TIME FOR 700+
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 206
Schools: Fuqua
WE 1: Research in Neurology
WE 2: MORE research in Neurology
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 55

GMAT Tests User
Re: Sentence correction [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 09:14
what is really being compared here, it's the number of people that did the visiting, to both the Egyptian exhibit and the impressionist exhibit, as many as, is the correct idiom and because the impressionist happened in the past, no specifics simple past form of visited is best fit. E is the correct answer as it fulfills all these requirements
_________________

Back to the grind, goal 700+

Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: A continuous journey of self-improvement is essential for every person -Socrates
Joined: 02 Jan 2011
Posts: 72
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 14

Re: SC - Egyption [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2011, 21:26
Between C and E, I have gone for E because I think in option C 'those' is referring to the 'people', which is a singular subject. So, C will be out based on subject verb agreement.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2010
Posts: 220
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 680 Q44 V39
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 5

GMAT Tests User
Re: Sentence correction [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2011, 23:30
'as many as' is the correct idiom to use when comparing two quantities. Good question.
Director
Director
avatar
Status: Matriculating
Affiliations: Chicago Booth Class of 2015
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 931
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 196 [0], given: 123

Reviews Badge
Re: Sentence correction [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2011, 23:13
I agree with A.
I disagree with expln given for B and C. "those" is plural. how can those refer to exhibition which is singular?

I chose E bcos the use of "equal" and "equivalent" is restricted and cannot be used to compare vague number - like "hundreds of people" the number has to be exact.

sashikanth wrote:
Hi ,
Good Question. It is the question on comparison. Let me first simplify the question. We can strike of prepositional phrase 'of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements'

The exhibition drew hundreds of people each day,equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A is wrongly comparing exhibition to the number of people visiting last year impressionist show
B and C are out for similar reason

Here we need to compare the number of people visiting(drawn by) the exhibition with the number of people visiting the last year impressionist show.

'as' should be the preposition that should be used to compare two actions and 'like' should be used to compare two nouns. D and E correctly uses 'as' but in D visitation is wrongly used instead of visited. E corrects the same.

Hope this helps. Thank You
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Jan 2012
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 3

Re: The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art imposing [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2012, 09:40
Have a question regarding C vs. E. Seems like E is missing a verb "as many as (those who) visited" ?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Feb 2012
Posts: 195
Location: United States
GPA: 3.08
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 104

Re: The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art imposing [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2012, 11:53
I was able to remove A B and D pretty quickly from my choices, but had a much harder time deciding between C and E. I ended up choosing C which was the one that sounded the most natural to me. Looking at the breakdown and explanations above, I would agree that E is the better option now. Lesson learned!

Last edited by Yekrut on 14 Feb 2012, 10:54, edited 1 time in total.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 397
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V32
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 13

GMAT Tests User
Re: The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art imposing [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2012, 17:14
I agree with the explanation for equivalent to because when we say X is equivalent to Y, it means they are not exactly same units but are still comparable.
With regards, to equal to I think the problem here is that it can take up several meanings.
e.g. John is equal to Mike in rank (Here we are not saying they are both the same but their ranks are equal)
e.g. Michael Johnson equaled Tom Meyers record in the 100m dash. (So, here he equaled his time)
So, equal to can mean different things and the context is important here.

The very first question which pops up when we use equal to is "in terms of what"? Here the answer should be numbers. But there is no reference to numbers. So, thats the reason we should rule it out.

With respect to D : I don't think there is a comparison error here because 8 million can be compared those who are enrolled in but when you say "THE ENROLLMENT OF" its awkward usage. And also enrollment of has a different meaning and changes it completely. Enrollement of here could mean that people studying in these universities and colleges are enrolling in something else but we need to talk about people enrolling in these universities and colleges.

Hope this clears up some doubts.
Director
Director
avatar
Status: Prep started for the n-th time
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 708
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 95 [0], given: 37

GMAT Tests User
Re: The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art imposing [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2012, 20:22
E is the winner here.

The logical comparison is to compare numbers with numbers. E does that.

Crick
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 292
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
GMAT Date: 07-25-2013
GPA: 3.83
WE: Architecture (Computer Hardware)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 99

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art imposing [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2012, 22:43
The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately
painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day,
equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.
A. equivalent to the number of visitors to
B. the equivalent of those that visited
C. equal to those who visited
D. as many as the visitation to
E. as many as visited
_________________

"Giving kudos" is a decent way to say "Thanks" and motivate contributors. Please use them, it won't cost you anything

Expert Post
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: Preparing for the another shot...!
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1425
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
Followers: 126

Kudos [?]: 614 [0], given: 62

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: ELIMINATE WITH REASONS [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 00:19
Expert's post
Kamal if you have not read the rules before posting such questions, then its an utter request to read those. No underlining, bad topic name etc.
Such violations have prevailed from your side. If this continues, then sorry to say, I have to issue a warning to you. I am leaving onto you to correct the format of the question.

Now coming to the question:
We are comparing the number of people on both shows.
Only E does it correctly, and others don't.
_________________

Prepositional Phrases Clarified|Elimination of BEING| Absolute Phrases Clarified
Rules For Posting
www.Univ-Scholarships.com

Re: ELIMINATE WITH REASONS   [#permalink] 17 Dec 2012, 00:19
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art imposing skamal7 0 17 Dec 2012, 05:45
The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art imposing jade3 0 16 Nov 2009, 20:24
1 ancient Egyptian monuments ashishd 10 14 Jul 2009, 02:35
The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art imposing bmwhype2 0 25 Aug 2007, 20:16
SC-Ancient egyptian jaynayak 4 17 Jun 2006, 10:30
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art - imposing

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3    Next  [ 45 posts ] 



cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.