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Read the passage below carefully and answer the question that follows:

Primitive man was probably more concerned with fire as a source of warmth and as a means of cooking food than as a source of light. Before he discovered less laborious ways of making fire, he had to preserve it and whenever he set on a journey, he carried a firebrand from which the touch may well have developed, could be used for illumination was probably incidental to the primary purpose of preserving a flame. Lamps, too, probably developed by incident. Early man may have had first conception of a lamp while watching a twig or fibre burning in the molten fat dropped from roasting. All he had to do was to fashion a vessel to contain fat and float a lighted reed in it. Such lamps made of hollowed seashells, have persisted in identical form up to quite recent times.

According to the passage, the torch probably developed from

Options

A) firebrand

B) twig

C) lamp

D) fibre


The correct answer is A.


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