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Naruto 1: The Tests of the Ninja
by Kishimoto, Masashi
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1. Why is it so important to Naruto to be respected? Why do you think it isn't enough for him to simply be accepted?
2. How is Naruto different at the end of this book than at the beginning?
3. Considering the nine-tailed fox killed his parents, how do you suppose Iruka can separate the Fox from the boy? How did this make a difference in Naruto's life?
4. Naruto, Konohamaru (Hokage's grandson) and Sasuke are all pigon-holed by other's perceptions. They are not allowed to be what they want to be. How does this effect their interactions with each other? How does this effect their interactions with everyone else?
5. How does the relationship between Sasuke and Naruto change over the course of the book?
6. In what ways has being an outcast made Naruto stronger?
7. Why did Mizuki frame Naruto and then try to turn Naruto against his only friend, Iruka?
8. Naruto dreams of surpassing everyone who has come before him. He dreams of one day becoming the next Hokage. Knowing what you do about him from this book, do you think this is possible? Why or why not?
9. Naruto's classmates shun him because their parents avoid him. Have there been times that you've turned your back on someone with no real reason? Have you ever befriended someone who has been shunned, or been befriended when no one else would?
10. At one point, Naruto ties Sasuke up and goes out impersonating him. Sasuke never gets angry about this. Why?