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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 is sent on a journey, he carried a firebrand with him. His discovery that the firebrand, from which the touch may well have developed, could be used for illumination was probably incidental to fie primary purpose of preserving a flame.

Lamps, too, probably developed by the incident. Early man may have had his first conception of a lamp while watching a twig or fibre burning in the molten fat dropped from a roasting carcass. Al! he had to do was to fashion a vessel to contain fat and float a lighted reed in it. Such lamps, which were made of hollowed sea Shells, have persisted in an identical form up to quite recent times.

 

Primitive man preserved fire because

Options

A)
he had used it for illumination during his travel
B)
his methods of making fire was laborious
C)
he wanted to discover how to make a lamp
D)
he wanted to develop the torch

The correct answer is B.


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