Which of the following statements best describes the “Great Chain of Being” ?

Which of the following statements best describes the “Great Chain of Being” ?

A. It regarded human beings as social creatures who could create meaningful lives only in association with other social beings.
B. Its major premise was that every existing thing in the universe had its “place” in a divinely planned hierarchical order which was pictured as a chain, vertically extended.
C. It could only be achieved through faith in God’s grace.
D. Both A and B

Fill in the blank. The intellectual and social movement which historians call “___________” is what lies at the base of the period we call the Renaissance ?

Fill in the blank. The intellectual and social movement which historians call “___________” is what lies at the base of the period we call the Renaissance ?

A. Socialism
B. Capitalism
C. Humanitarianism
D. Humanism