"The Whispers of Demons…?!" (悪魔の囁き…!?, Akuma no Sasayaki…!?) is chapter 41 of the original Naruto manga.
Naruto discovers that he can't answer any of the nine questions that are given. Although Sakura is able to, she recognises that the exam is far too difficult for the average genin. Combining this with the fact that they will not be disqualified until they are caught cheating five times, Sakura and the other participants (except for Naruto) realise that the true object of the test is to gather information without being caught. As the examinees begin using their abilities to look at others' papers, some are eliminated. Naruto begins to grow worried when Hinata, who is sitting next to him, offers to let him copy off her paper.