"Life and Death Battles!!" (命懸けの戦い!!, Inochigake no Tatakai!!) is chapter 65 of the original Naruto manga.
The seven remaining genin teams line up to be briefed on the final test. The Hokage goes on to explain the true reason behind different countries taking the exam together. Hayate Gekkō appears and tells the group about a preliminary to the third stage of the test in order to cut down their numbers even further. Kabuto abandons the exam.