Solomon Islands Country Quiz

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Can you guess these facts about the Solomon Islands?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedAugust 23, 2019
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Capital of the Solomon Islands
Honiara
Most popular sport
Rugby league
Most-spoken language
Pijin
Country from which the Solomon Islands gained their independence in 1978
United Kingdom
Oceanian sub-region the Solomon Islands are part of
Melanesia
Country that invaded in 1942
Japan
Largest island, site of a bloody WWII battle
Guadalcanal
Sea that lies to the south
Coral Sea
Sea that lies to the west
Solomon Sea
Foreigners are not allowed to own this in the Solomon Islands
Land
Nearest other countries
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu
Largest sector of the economy
Agriculture
These were used as currency prior to European colonization
Shell Beads
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Level 83
Jun 19, 2020
A bit generic, this quiz. Nothing about the big civil war of the 1990s-2000s, or Bougainville that ethnically should be part of it except for western dealmaking, or what country's explorer "discovered" it, etc.
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Level 73
Jun 20, 2020
"ethnically should be part of it"

Oh boy.

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Level 83
Jun 20, 2020
What's inaccurate about that? Bougainvilleans are much more closely related to Solomon Islanders than to PNG people. The island group would have been part of the Solomons if not for outside (inter-western) meddling.
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Level 73
Jun 21, 2020
The idea, that ethnicity determines what authority you have to listen to, is neither forward thinking nor anti-colonialism. People can and should decide for themselve, how to govern, without esoteric categories forcing them in a certain direction.
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Level 71
Jun 22, 2020
Well, the Bougainvilleans have decided they don't want to belong to PNG anymore (98% vote in referendum) but PNG hasn't approved yet. They never chose PNG in the first place, it was chosen for them. By language and DNA, they're much closer to Solomon Islanders.
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Level 65
Dec 11, 2020
The fact that they want to be part of Solomon Islands is all that matters. Their language and DNA shouldn't make a difference. It's a weird (and probably harmful) notion that ethnicity should set the mark for who belongs where. Self-determination should.
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Level 74
Jun 20, 2020
Allow Pidgin English?
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Level 71
Aug 9, 2020
Could 'Pidgin' be allowed for Pijin?
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2020
Yes I put Pidgin. Didn't know what else it could have been. Learnt something new that it is spelt pijin.
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Level 71
Nov 16, 2020
I too tried "pidgin".
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Level 71
Aug 27, 2020
Rugby League is not the largest sport in Solomon Islands by any measure.
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Level 71
Dec 11, 2020
What is then?
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Level 44
Jan 23, 2021
Giant soccer. The game is hugeeeeee!
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2020
I would have said football for their national sport. That's what Google says, and all the Solomon Islanders I know play football.
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Level 84
Dec 11, 2020
I just guess as many sports I can think of to see if one of them is correct.
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Level 47
Oct 31, 2020
Allow pidgin for pijin? I know that pidgin can be a more general term, but the language can also be called solomon pidgin, so it seems legit.
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Level 64
Dec 10, 2020
Source for rugby?
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Level 74
Dec 11, 2020
It's Pidgin English
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Level 22
Dec 12, 2020
Nice Quiz!