Before revealing the tenth question, Ibiki explains that anyone who answers it incorrectly will not only be disqualified, but will never again be able to participate in the Chuunin Exams at all. Anyone concerned about this prospect is given the opportunity to leave the room, but then all the other members of his team will have to leave as well. While some of the contestants give up, Sakura fears that Naruto, who is likely to answer the question incorrectly, will not only inconvenience her and Sasuke, but will condemn himself to the fate of the eternal genie. Just when Sakura wants to surrender instead of him, Naruto announces at the top of his voice that he won’t back down, no matter how much he fails. Inspired by his words, the rest of the contestants remain seated. Then, Ibiki announces that everyone present is going to the second stage.