Subjective Comprehension-I

Please study carefully the comprehension given below. The passages is followed by a set of questions choose the best answer to each question.

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 went on a journey he carried a fire brand with him. His discovery that the fire brand, from which the torch may very well have developed, could be used for illumination, was probably incidental to the primary purpose of preserving a flame.
Lamps, too, probably developed by accident. 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. All 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 hallowed stones or sea shells, have persisted in identical form up to quite recent times.

Ques 1. What were the uses of fire for primitive man?
Ques 2. When did early man get his first conception of a lamp?
Ques 3. How did early man develop lamp?
Ques 4. What was the shape of the vessel?
Ques 5. How did he preserve fire?

Solution :
Ans 1. Primitive man used fire as means of warmth and as a means of cooking food. He was not interested in fire as a source of light.
Ans 2. Primitive man thought of a lamp when he saw fat from a roasting carcass dropping and a twig or fibre burning in it.
Ans 3. The early man developed lamp by floating a lighted reed in a vessel containing fat.
Ans 4. The vessels for lamps were made of hollow stones or seashells.
Ans 5. Fire was preserved in the form of a firebrand which he always carried with him when he went on a journey.