Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: What is the largest island in the Solomons?
B New Caledonia
Guadalcanal is the largest and second-most populous island in the Solomons, with more than 160,000 people living on its 2,000 square miles. It is also home to the country’s capital city of Honiara.
Guadalcanal is perhaps best known for a pivotal battle of World War II between American and Japanese forces in 1942-43. Guadalcanal marked the first amphibious landing by US forces, which secured and held a Japanese airbase at great cost. The victory marked a turning point in the war as it stopped Japan’s advance in the Pacific.
The correct answer is Guadalcanal.