meaning of "surviving an array"

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #188 [color=blue]“American President William Jefferson Clinton”, question 2

Clinton defied his critics by surviving an of personal scandals.

(a) arraign
(b) array
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(d) arrow

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #188 [color=blue]“American President William Jefferson Clinton”, answer 2

Clinton defied his critics by surviving an array of personal scandals.

Correct answer: (b) array
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Hello everybody

Can you explain the meaning of “surviving an array”, please?

Thank you