Answer & Explanation
The horizontal lines are IK, AB, HG and DC i.e. 4 in number.
The vertical lines are AD, EH, JM, FG and BC i.e. 5 in number.
The slanting lines are IE, JE, JF, KF, DE, DH, FC and GC i.e. 8 is number.
Thus, there are 4 + 5 + 8 = 17 straight lines in the figure.