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Complete these exercises with information from Photo 2.

Photo 2 Exercises with Answers

1. Look at the photograph. Describe what you see. [A man is working at a computer.]

2. Would this be a common scene in your country? Why or why not? [Answers will vary.]

3. In which country was this photograph taken? [Thailand]

4. Find the country in the world and regional map gallery. What region is it in? [Asia (South and East) and the Pacific]

5. Find the country in the Basic Data Table and determine if it is a low-, middle-, or high-income economy. [It is a middle-income economy.]

6. According to the Basic Data Table, what is this country's projected population growth rate for 1998-2015? [0.9%] Its 1998 life expectancy? [72 years] Its 1998 GNP per capita? [$2,160] Its 1990-1996 percentage of population with access to safe water? [89%]

7. What do you think life is like for the average person in this country? Support your answer. [Answers will vary, but should take into account the possible effects of the population growth rate, life expectancy, the GNP per capita, and the percentage of the population with access to safe water on the quality of life.]

8. What, if any, aspects of the activity shown in the photograph might help improve living standards in industrial countries? In developing countries? [Possible answer: For both industrial and developing countries, computer technologies can help increase worker productivity and increase GNP per capita, which in turn can improve living standards.]

9. Which sector of development (i.e., social, economic or environmental) is best represented by the photograph? Explain your answer. Is it possible for this photograph to represent other sectors as well? In what way? [Answers will vary.]

10. To what extent does the activity in the photograph demonstrate sustainable development? Explain your answer. [Answers will vary.]
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