A. The Mandate of Heaven indicated divine approval of a king’s right to rule. B. In other words, the Mandate of Heaven gave divine ruling authority to kings that lived a moral life, administered justice, and protected the welfare of his people. C. Whereas Medieval Europeans legitimized their ruling authority by the divine right of kings, Confucian societies used a similar concept called the Mandate of Heaven. D. However, it differed from the divine right of kings in that Heaven’s endorsement depends upon the virtuous conduct of the ruler.
We have two possible starting sentences for the paragraph- A and C. However, we see that C introduces the phrase “Mandate of Heaven?, whereas A tells us what it is about. So A follows C and possibly comes immediately after C. Sentence B starts with “in other words?. So which sentence is it paraphrasing? Not A, this sentence only declares that the Mandate of Heaven indicated divine approval of a king’s right to rule. Sentence B paraphrases sentence D, which talks of the right to rule depending on the virtuous conduct of the ruler. So B follows D. The correct sentence order is hence CADB. The question is " Arrange the sentences in the correct order " The order is CADB Hence, the answer is CADB Choice D is the correct answer. .