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To measure upper body strength, the chin ups or pull-ups are used a lot (eg. the army). Usually this means you have to do a “repetition effort” without a time limit. This means you have to get as many (correct) repetitions done.
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Chins, chin-ups, pull-ups .. a lot of names for practically the same thing: a great way to show off your strength if you're small. Since you will need to pull up your own bodyweight, even beginners can sometimes get more reps done than an advanced athlete, who carries 120 lbs extra bodyweight.