Solution for problem 6 Chapter A.6
Fill in the blanks. The symbol _ is called a ________ symbol and is used to denote the
Precalculus | 7th Edition
Fill in the blanks. The symbol _ is called a ________ symbol and is used to denote the combining of two sets.
How did the idea of the “mandate of heaven” create difficulties for the rulers of the Zhou dynasty Answer: When the Zhou conquered the Shang, they explained that they were divinely chosen to rule the world because they were more virtuous – they had the “mandate of heaven.” However, it is actually impossible to use magic, so when the rulers tried to appease the gods, they were unable to do anything. It was all nature. The rulers tried a lot to keep the mandate of heaven – they made their rituals more elaborate. Nevertheless, the rulers lost the mandate of heaven, because they actually had no control over nature. King Li ascended the throne in 857 B.C.E, and was portrayed as a failure because he lost the mandate of heaven. He was overthrown. Rulers like him had similar prob