In a certain game, points are assigned to every word. Each q, x, and z in a word is worth 5 points, and all other letters are worth 1 point each. What is the sum of the points assigned to the word "exquisite" ?

(A) 21

(B) 17

(C) 16

(D) 13

(E) 9

Level of Difficulty

This is an extremely simple arithmetic problem involving the assignment of point values to letters in a word, then adding up the points. The word "exquisite" has a value of 1 + 5 + 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 17, or choice B.

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