Denmark tells new citizens to shake hands

Q: Afghan-born Sakandar Khan last week was among the first nine new Danish citizens who shook hands with Denmark’s immigration minister under a new law that makes a handshake the final step in the naturalization process. Where is Denmark?

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Q: The law has been criticized for breaching freedom of religion, as some observant Muslims and Jews avoid touching unrelated members of the opposite sex. The official Church of Denmark is part of which branch of Christianity?

A. Calvinist

B. Lutheran

C. Roman Catholic

D. Eastern Orthodox

Q: Denmark has been taking an increasingly harder line against immigration since the crisis that brought more than 1 million asylum seekers to Europe in 2015. Where did most of those immigrants come from?

A. Afghanistan

B. Iraq

C. Syria

D. Yemen

Q: The anti-immigration Danish People’s Party is part of the three-party coalition government ruling Denmark. What is Denmark’s form of government?

A. Constitutional monarchy

B. Federal republic

C. Socialist commonwealth

D. Theocracy

Q: Denmark accepted 45,000 asylum seekers between 2014 and 2017, while more than 1.6 million were accepted by its southern neighbor . . .

A. France

B. Germany

C. Norway

D. Sweden

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