You are in a dark room and want to see what is inside it. With you are a match, a candle, and a kerosene lamp. Which do you light first?
Answer: the match
Are these the only items you have? The puzzle doesn't specify. Assuming they are, you're kinda SOL. Modernly, when we use the term "match," we refer to a "safety match," i.e., one that can only be lit on a specially prepared surface. If you only have these three items, you lack the matchbook or some other specially prepared surface and cannot light the match. If you cannot light the match, obviously you can't light the candle or the lamp (which was the point of the riddle).
Sloppy question... no answer.